Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Information Net

by Anthony G.O. Yeh
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning
The University of Hong Kong

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area comprises the 9 cities of Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province (i.e. Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhaoqing, Huizhou and Jiangmen), and the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. It was proposed in the attempts to “fully leverage the integrated advantages of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao region, deepen cooperation amongst Guangdong” as well as to “participate in international cooperation at a high level”[1].

The Greater Bay Area was firstly involved as one of the national development strategies in 2015 when it was authorized included in the Outline of the 13th Five-Year Plan of the People's Republic of China. The vision of Greater Bay Area was also stated clearly in Premier Li Keqiang’s report of government work in 2017 and 2018.

On 1 July 2017, the "Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Greater Bay Area"[1] was signed in Hong Kong. A leading group for the development of the Greater Bay Area was then established, with the first plenary meeting held in August 2018 in Beijing.

This Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Information Net is part of the Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) on Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of the University of Hong Kong that aims to provide a one stop portal to search for information that are needed for doing business, travelling, and understanding the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

[1] Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Greater Bay Area

Websites of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong SAR Government: Greater Bay Area
Statistics and Census Service, Government of Macao SAR: Greater Bay Area
Academy of Greater Bay Area Studies
Hong Kong Trade Development Council: Greater Bay Area
South China Morning Post: Greater Bay Area
Wikipedia: Pearl River Delta

Travel in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

How to Apply for Chinese Visa - Embassy of the People's Republic of China
Getting a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong
How to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong

Ctrip - transport and hotel
DiDi - taxi service (in Chinese)

Hong Kong International Airport - Mainland Connection
Land-based Cross Boundary Transport - Transport Department, HKSAR
    Government

Shenzhen to Hong Kong Transport and Ports (Border Crossings)
Transport How To: from Hong Kong to Shenzhen (and Vice Versa) Bus,
    Ferry, & Train

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Train
Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train
12306 - train tickets (in Chinese)

Trans-Island Cross Border Bus Services
China Travel Services Cross Border Buses (in Chinese)
Hong Kong to Guangdong - Eternal East Cross-Border Coach Mgt. Ltd. (in
    Chinese)

Hong Kong to Shenzhen - Eternal East Cross-Border Coach Mgt. Ltd. (in
    Chinese)

Maps of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

Google Map
Baidu Map (in Chinese)
Gaode Map (in Chinese)