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Greater Bay Area Focus

Why Greater Bay Area?
The Wealthiest Urban Clusters of China

The Greater Bay Area consists of the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province.

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) – a region in Southern China that comprises two Special Administrative Regions and nine municipalities in Guangdong Province covering a total area of 56,000 km2 with approx. 70 million population and an aggregate GDP of US$1.5 trillion at the end of 2017 – is an initiative that has great significance in China’s development blueprint.

The GBA blueprint was revealed in February 2019 and details the concepts of how to transform the eleven cities into a global economic powerhouse. The blueprint touches upon encouraging governments in Hong Kong, Macao, and Guangdong to strengthen communication and cooperation with each other, and promoting the idea of cross-border collaboration. Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen and Guangzhou would be the key cities and core engines in GBA to lead regional development and reform as well as the driving forces for innovation.

Average GDP per capita more than double the China average

12% of China's GDP

2.6 times as big as New York Metropolitan Area

12th largest economic entity in the world

9 times as many people as in San Francisco Bay Area

Consumers spending almost 30% of their income on daily expenses

The consumer market expected to double by 2025

GBA Cities

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Hong Kong

Area: 1,110 Km2
Population: 7.33 million
GDP: US $362.44 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $49,464


Area: 33 Km2
Population: 0.67 million
GDP: US $22.73 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $33,784


Area: 1,997 Km2
Population: 17.68 million
GDP: US $482.15 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $27,250


Area: 7,434 Km2
Population: 18.81 million
GDP: US $429.32 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $22,840


Area: 1,736 Km2
Population: 2.47 million
GDP: US $60.22 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $24,370


Area: 1,784 Km2
Population: 4.47 million
GDP: US $54.06 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $12,150


Area: 2,460 Km2
Population: 10.54 million
GDP: US $166.74 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $15,880


Area: 3,798 Km2
Population: 9.61 million
GDP: US $189.04 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $19,904


Area: 14,891 Km2
Population: 4.13 million
GDP: US $40.27 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $9,750


Area: 11,347 Km2
Population: 6.07 million
GDP: US $80.41 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $13,260


Area: 9,507 Km2
Population: 4.84 million
GDP: US $56.17 bn
Per-capita GDP: US $11,620

Source: Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong, Statistics and Census Service of Macao, the statistics bureaux of the relevant PRD cities, HKTDC

CW's Greater Bay Area Focus

For the past years, CW Group has been cultivating good relationship with government entities in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhuhai as well as collaborating with foreign chambers and working closely with our strategic partners in the GBA. We have developed a strong GBA presence with our headquarter in Hong Kong and our China offices strategically located in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

As your trusted advisor, CW can assist your enterprise or business to set foot in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and further afield in the GBA via Hong Kong as a gateway to the Chinese market and conversely help Chinese companies in the GBA to go global with our extensive Mainland and International network.

With the ever-changing and complicated regulatory environment in China, our strategic partnership with Z&T Law Firm in Guangzhou provides legal consultancy services such as IP consultation, drafting business contracts, labor relations management and more. All in all, CW brings a one-stop solution to our clients and foreign enterprises planning to capture the tremendous opportunities introduced by the GBA Initiative.

CW's Insights on Greater Bay Area

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