with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term.
By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe
aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma
The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat
ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the
in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and deepen reform of innovation systems and m
echanisms in the region, as well as step up the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Chen said the Greater Bay Area will play a significant role in the country’s fu
rther reform and opening-up under the “one country, two systems” principle.
“The principle should be continuously upheld as it is important to maintain (each region’s own advantages),” said Chen.