Megacity cluster linked by a cross-border bridge, what’s behind and what comes next?
Almost all the press release in the world have tinted the topic of the Greater Bay megacity cluster at Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta. The exciting project comprising Hong Kong and another 10 cities in Guangdong, including high-tech Shenzhen and the capital city Guangzhou, is being portrayed as a “promised land” for ambitious youngsters where to realize their dreams. However, questions with regard to political and financial resource allocation between each side of the border as well as whether the integration will intensify Beijing’s control over the region have mounted. To alleviate doubts, we read post after post and all seem to concur. Hereby we recommend this article from Technode, in which the author gives his own interpretation after a comprehensive reading of the newly published regional Development Plan. I hope that this explains some of your puzzles, too.