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Thursday, March 21, 2019, 14:01
Bay Area creates brighter future for HK youth, says former CE
By ​Chen Zimo
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 14:01 By ​Chen Zimo

In this June 29, 2018 photo, Leung Chun-ying, former Hong Kong chief executive and vice chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, talks during an interview with China Daily in Hong Kong. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong youth can look to a promising future in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with profuse opportunities stemming from its diversified economy, said vice-chairman of the country’s top political advisory body Leung Chun-ying.

In Hong Kong, there is a growing interest about the Bay Area

Leung Chun-ying, former HK chief executive

Leung, vice-chairman of National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and also former chief executive of Hong Kong, said opportunities in the Bay Area include manufacturing, engineering, technology, scientific research, services, finance and international trade.

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Leung made the remarks in a recent interview with People’s Daily Overseas Edition.   

He said the career opportunities in the region provide answers to the city’s young people who are unclear about their future. He said in the past, opportunities in Hong Kong were limited to trade, finance and professional services, forcing some people with other interests to seek development outside Hong Kong.

Young delegates from Hong Kong visit Hytera Communications Corporation Limited in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, June 26, 2018. (MO SIQIAN / XINHUA)

He also noted the change in attitude among Hong Kong students about the Bay Area after visiting the region, as more students are willing to work there nowadays.

 “In Hong Kong, there is a growing interest about the Bay Area,” said Leung. 

Hong Kong people have realized that co-operation between Hong Kong and the mainland benefits both regions, both to individuals and the society as a whole, said Leung.

Leung added the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link allows Hong Kong people to travel back and forth Bay Area cities within a single day. 

According to a development blueprint released by the central government in February, the Bay Area will emerge as a world-class innovation and technology center by 2035 

mollychen@chinadailyhk.com


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