The IFF China Report 2018

Insight and opinion from China’s top leaders, policymakers and financiers

The Bay Area Development

The Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Great Bay Area represents an effort to co-ordinate development to create globally competitive city clusters at the start of the Maritime Silk Road in southern China. These efforts are focussed in particular on innovation, technology, science, the environment and financial services, including a financial innovation hub in Nansha where the International Finance Forum is building its conference headquarters.

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The dragon in the South China Sea

A new coastal city cluster and growth pole is rising in east Asia. Sun Shilian, researcher at Xinhua News Agency World Research Centre, and Zhang Jiaming, from the School of Economics at Nankai University, listen to experts discuss the need for national…

Hong Kong – Flagship of the Bay Area Development

Antony Leung, chief executive officer of Nan Fung Group and former financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, discusses Hong Kong’s crucial role in the construction of the Bay Area Development and why it must collaborate with its…

Green policies flowering in the Greater Bay Area

Li Renqing, secretary-general of the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, looks at a greener, cleaner Bay Area Development, melding urban and rural settings that are set to be an example for the rest of the world

An innovative financial hub in Nansha

The Administrative Committee of China (Guangdong) launched the Guangdong Pilot Free‑Trade Zone with aspirations for the Guangzhou Nansha Free-Trade Zone to become a central financial innovation hub of reform and ‘opening‑up’. By the Administrative…

Guangzhou – A city of commerce for the millennium

Having been at the forefront of commercial innovation and foreign trade for centuries, no city is better placed than Guangzhou to become the world’s leading financial innovation centre, writes Qiu Yitong, director of the Guangzhou Finance Bureau

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