Community Studies | Policy Research Series
Greater Bay Area Opportunities: Survey and Analytical Observations
The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is accorded the status of key strategic planning in the country's development blueprint. Meanwhile, recent studies also show that Hong Kong residents have an increased understanding about the GBA. In light of this, Our Hong Kong Foundation has published the report entitled ‘Greater Bay Area Opportunities: Survey and Analytical Observations’ to better understand how Hongkongers perceive and evaluate opportunities in the GBA.
Note: The data presented in this figure have excluded respondents who chose “no opinion” or “refuse to answer”.
The survey shows that most respondents recognised the business opportunities arising from the GBA. Most of the respondents agreed that the joint development of Hong Kong and the mainland cities in the GBA will help to diversify Hong Kong’s economy. Through engaging in the GBA’s development, Hong Kong can nurture more talent and explore emerging industries so as to create new ‘growth engines’.
In conclusion, the study shows that most Hong Kong residents are able to identify the potential of the GBA, and recognised the economic benefits brought by the co-development with other GBA cities. Therefore, when considering approaches in promoting the GBA, the Hong Kong Government should focus on policies that are more related to local residents. In such way, Hong Kong residents will be more willing to consider living in the GBA on the mainland.