This year marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Macao to the motherland, and the 10th anniversary of the party ’s central government and the State Council ’s major decision to develop Zhuhai Hengqin. At this year's two sessions of the National Committee, members of the Australian National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference He Dingyi and He Runsheng submitted proposals on advancing the in-depth cooperation of Macau Hengqin, which was listed as one of the 12 key proposals of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in 2019. From November 18th to 22nd, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Ma Ma led Zhu Xiaodan, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Overseas Chinese Committee members, Li Baorong and Lu Hong to Macao and Zhuhai.
Witnessing: Ten years of dramatic changes show advantages
In March this year, Hengqin's first cross-border office pilot building was listed to support Macao enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to solve the problem of tight office space and difficult recruitment of employees.
On July 1, Macao residents resident in Hengqin can participate in Zhuhai Basic Medical Insurance. At present, there are more than 300 Macao residents participating.
At the end of this year, the Macau Lotus Port will be relocated to the Hengqin Port in stages. The travel inspection channel will fully implement a new model of "cooperative inspection and one-time release" ...
On the 22nd, at the National People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) "Promotion of Hengqin in Macao" key proposal supervision and discussion forum, Zhang Guangjun, deputy governor of Guangdong Province, reported on the implementation of the proposal. These exciting changes also appeared in the observations and observations of the research team.
The Guangdong-Macao Cooperative Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park, located in the Hengqin New District of Zhuhai, is the first project to be implemented after the signing of the "Guangdong-Macao Cooperative Framework Agreement". "After several years of hard work, the industrial park fully utilizes Macao's advantages as a service platform for business cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Portuguese-speaking countries, and drives Chinese medicine products and technologies to enter Portuguese-speaking countries and EU countries." Chief executive Feng Zhun told the research team.
As the first group of cross-border office corporate representatives, in March this year, the Macau Commercial Daily entered the Hengqin headquarters building. "Since working in Hengqin for 8 months, we have a cross-border commuter bus. It only takes half an hour from Macau to the Hengqin headquarters building, and the two cities of Zhuhai and Macao are co-located." Said Zhu Haisheng, chief of the Macau Business Daily. It has facilitated Macau's SMEs, and has also helped employees improve their understanding of the Mainland. "Although life support in Hengqin has not been perfect, everyone is full of confidence in the future development."
"As a young entrepreneurial team in Macau, 13 of us have grown to 168 in Hengqin, and we have witnessed the development of Hengqin while developing ourselves," said Zhou Yunxian, chief executive officer of Cross-Border said to the research team. I hope to cooperate with Amazon, but the result was not achieved. After coming to Hengqin, the government came forward to negotiate and they successfully obtained the brand authorization of Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services).
Beginning: Suggestions and Suggestions
Between the two places of Macau and Zhuhai, the research team personally experienced the life of the two cities and one city, and went to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hengqin New Area for field inspections. A total of 7 seminars were held to understand the situation in various aspects.
"A series of specific measures to implement the proposal has made me very excited and made me confident in the future development of Macau." Member He Dingyi said that when the two sessions submitted the proposal this year, she did not expect that the proposal would attract such high attention.
Speaking of the original intention of the proposals of the two sessions this year, He Dingyi said that deepening cooperation between Hengqin and Macao is an important measure for Macao to realize the construction of a world tourism and leisure center and promote a moderately diversified and sustainable economic development. In the "Outline of Development Planning for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" issued earlier this year, many references were made to the development of Hengqin. "Further strengthening of the Qin-Australia cooperation will bring new opportunities to the Macao economy. I hope that Qin-Australia cooperation should be bold enough to make bold experiments and open new paths."
As a member of the Hengqin New Area Development Advisory Committee, He Dingyi has always paid close attention to the development of Hengqin, and has high hopes for Hengqin-Macao cooperation. She said that the Qin-Australia cooperation has been for ten years. At a new historical starting point, we should use a more open vision, more innovative thinking, and more efficient mechanisms to increase efforts and accelerate the pace of deepening Qin-Australia cooperation to build Hengqin. Become the best entrepreneurial circle and living circle for Macao residents, become a demonstration zone for in-depth cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, make new contributions to the development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area, and start again after reform and opening up.
"Ten years of Hengqin development, Macao residents encountered some difficulties in the process of integrating into Hengqin." As the vice chairman of the Federation of Macau Neighbourhood Association, member He Runsheng paid particular attention to the practical difficulties encountered by Macao residents in integrating into Hengqin, such as Issues such as pensions, housing, education, medical care, and ease of customs clearance. "I propose to build a Hengqin regional collaborative industrial cooperation and innovation community to promote the real integration of the people's livelihood in Macao and Hengqin, further improve the convenience of customs clearance, and make the cooperation between Macao and Hengqin a higher, deeper and wider mutually beneficial and complementary development. To safeguard the long-term prosperity and stability of Macau. "
Vision: In-depth cooperation starts
During the investigation, members saw that although Hengqin construction has achieved practical results in the past ten years, it also faces some blocking points, difficulties and pain points.
"Although Zhuhai placed the lawsuit in the Hengqin Court, it took a long time to reach the Supreme People's Court. When we first set up, we received a project because it was more complicated. It took three years to return. "Said Chen Yi, the director of the first Mainland-Hong Kong-Macao associated law firm, the Bank of China-Litu-Fang's (Hengqin) associated law firm.
At the just-launched Hengqin Comprehensive Service Center of the Guangdong Association of Macau Neighbourhood Associations, the director Tian Yi told the research team that according to the center's investigation, Hengqin currently has a problem of insufficient popularity. "According to the plan, by 2020, Hengqin's population will reach 100,000, but now the permanent population is only 25,000." Analyzing the reasons, he believes that there are two main points: first, inconvenient transportation, and second, insufficient living facilities. "One third of the neighbourhoods are bought by Macao residents, but the occupancy rate is lower. If transportation and living facilities are resolved, I believe more Macao residents will come to live."
How to promote in-depth cooperation between the two places? "It is recommended that Macao and the Zhuhai government speed up communication and accelerate system reform and innovation, especially major reforms in commercial rules, laws and regulations," said Zhu Xiaodan, director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Overseas Chinese Committee of the CPPCC National Committee.
Lu Hong, a member of the Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Overseas Chinese Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said that the cooperation model should be innovated, the rules should be strengthened, and the two places of Zhuhai and Macao should be jointly built, managed and shared to achieve all-round integration.
Liao Zeyun and Ma Youli, members of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC, have been dealing with Hengqin for a long time. The experience of investing in Hengqin made them look forward to "cooperation speed" even more. Ma Youli said that as the first company to obtain foreign-invested equity investment management business qualification in Hengqin, he personally felt that there are still many difficulties in the flow and regulation of the flow of factors such as people flow, logistics, capital flow, and information flow between the two places. Further optimize the business environment. "We should give full play to the advantages of both Macau and Hengqin to make Hengqin a highland for medical treatment and education." Commissioner Zhang Zongzhen believes that the University of Macau and Guangdong-Australia Cooperation Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park has a good hardware foundation. Next, You can work on software to create a world-class medical and education industry.
"Because of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai have become closer. I hope to understand the development of Hengqin's professional service industry, promote the landing of relevant professional services in Hengqin, and actively participate in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Li Huiqiong said.