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Innovation development a focus at forum
    2017-12-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Zhang Qian

zhqcindy@163.com

NINETEEN academicians from top academies at home and abroad were invited to attend a forum focusing on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s innovation development in Shenzhen yesterday. The scholars and experts shared their experience and advice for the emerging bay area’s future plans.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (hereinafter referred to as the Greater Bay Area), covering nine cities in Guangdong Province, along with Hong Kong and Macao, has been put into an unprecedentedly significant position since the work report of the 19th CPC Congress included this area’s development as a key project for China.

The forum yesterday afternoon was divided into three sections, with each focusing on a single topic following a keynote speech delivered by an academician.

In the first section, Lee Chack-fan, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), delivered his keynote report, themed “From Greater Bay Area to One Belt One Road.” Lee thinks that the Greater Bay Area is the fourth leading bay area in the world, after the Tokyo Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area and New York Bay Area, due to its booming development.

In pointing out some advantages of the Greater Bay Area, Lee described it as having a great chance to become a global innovation hub due to its comprehensive innovation industries, good living environment and other merits.

Lee also highlighted the fact that the innovation development in the Greater Bay Area can help contribute to the country’s Belt & Road Initiative. By looking back at how Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other cities in Guangdong have developed rapidly with the help and investment of Hong Kong and Macao entrepreneurs over the past 30 years, Lee thinks that China is now reaching out to countries along the Belt and Road, offering the country’s rich experience and advanced technologies for building infrastructure.

“The industrial products and innovative technologies produced in the Greater Bay Area can be exported overseas to expand markets in countries and areas along the Belt and Road,” said Lee during his report.

To recruit and cultivate talents in the Greater Bay Area was another key topic of discussion at yesterday’s forum. Several academicians from universities in Shenzhen sat together and talked about how cities in the Greater Bay Area should cooperate to cultivate more talents to contribute to the area’s development.

Li Qingquan, president of Shenzhen University and also an academician from the International EurAsian Academy of Sciences, said he and other presidents of universities in the area are suggesting the construction of a Bay Area Union University that combines the resources and experience of multiple universities toward cultivating innovative talents.

“Although we neighbor Hong Kong and Macao, where there are many great universities, the cooperation between these universities and higher education institutions on the mainland is far from enough,” said Li. He thinks that all universities in the area should achieve closer ties.

Chen Shiyi, president of Southern University of Science and Technology and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, agreed with Li’s notion on improving the quality of university education.

In a keynote report, Chen suggested that Shenzhen adopt the developmental strategy of improving tertiary education, seeking more international cooperation and building a better environment for high-end talents who work and live in the city.

The last topic discussed yesterday was how the construction of intercity railways will help connect the Greater Bay Area and lead to better development. The report was brought by Chen Xiangsheng, the chief engineer of Shenzhen Metro Group and a newly elected CAE academician.

Chen pointed out that the inter-city railway network should treat Shenzhen and Guangzhou as the centers and reach the other surrounding cities. The railway network should be underground, in order to save land resources, said Chen.

The forum was co-organized by the Futian District Government, the Shenzhen Experts and Talents Federation and the Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology. The academicians and experts have been invited to attend a round-table forum held by the Futian government to probe the district’s future development.

 

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