About the Greater Bay Area
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a national strategic initiative aiming at transforming nine mainland China cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Zhongshan and Foshan and two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao into an international bay, rivalling existing global bays such as San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo Metropolitan Area, and New York Metropolitan Area.
By leveraging each city’s unique strengths, the Greater Bay Area initiative aims to develop the region into a world-class innovation and technology (I&T) hub and a fast-moving city cluster for emerging industries offering regional competitive advantages on living, working and travelling.
In the Outline Development Plan released by the Chinese government, Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou and Shenzhen were prioritised as core engine cities. The relevant Central Government departments and the local governments will jointly take forward the development of the Greater Bay Area.