Guangdong provincial authorities have vowed to accelerate building a comprehensive national science center in a three-year action plan for advancing the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The south China province will strive for establishing national laboratories in the Greater Bay Area, according to the action plan for 2018 to 2020, which was recently published online by Guangdong's leading group for advancing the Greater Bay Area construction.
Efforts will also be made to advance the development of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong kong-Macao science and technology innovation corridor, noted the action plan that boasted a total of 100 key measures.
Institutional barriers to innovation will be broken and measures will be introduced to facilitate the orderly opening up of major infrastructure and large-scale instruments for scientific research to Hong Kong and Macao, it added.
Chinese authorities in February 2019 unveiled the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, aiming to develop the region into "a role model of high-quality development."
The bay area consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Administrative Region, as well as nine cities in Guangdong Province -- Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.