China's Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: A Primer

  • Kerry Liu
Keywords: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Made in China 2025, One Belt One Road (BRI), microregionalism, regional integration, city clusters


On 18 February 2019, China released the 'Development Plan Outline for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA)'. This study presents the most up-to-date analysis on the GBA, including its history, importance and institutional arrangement; its significance vis-à-vis the integration of Hong Kong and Macau to China, to the One Belt One Road initiative, to the Made in China 2025 plan and to China's wider economicgrowth; and offers a prediction on the GBA's future and the challenges ahead.


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