On the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, we will embark on a new journey to see the new splendor of Hong Kong's smart city development
July 1, 1997 was an unforgettable historic moment for all Chinese, Hong Kong's return to the embrace of the motherland, completing an important step towards the complete reunification of the motherland. Now celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the city has already undergone earth-shaking changes with the changes of the times.
At the end of 2017, Hong Kong unveiled its Smart City Blueprint, which aims to build a world-leading smart city within five years. In recent years, with the comprehensive deepening of reform in the mainland and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong has ushered in more development opportunities in smart city construction. So, what changes have taken place in Hong Kong in the 25 years since the handover? What progress has been made in smart city construction?
One Hub, Three Centres In
order to promote the further development of Hong Kong's economy and society, in the first year of the 14th Five-Year Plan and the beginning of the second centenary goal, Hong Kong has become the key training target of the new five-year plan. The 14th Five-Year Plan sets out a series of major goals for maintaining Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, points out the direction for Hong Kong's future development, and makes concrete arrangements for deepening cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong.
The 14th Five-Year Plan positions Hong Kong as an international aviation hub, and the city has been given a new positioning, breaking the fixed pattern and establishing new urban functions, including supporting Hong Kong to enhance its status as an international aviation hub, supporting Hong Kong to develop into an international innovation and technology hub and a regional intellectual property trading center, and supporting Hong Kong's development as a cultural and artistic exchange center between China and foreign countries. One hub, three centers, and the new positioning have also added new impetus to Hong Kong's development. This also means that in the future economic development of China, Hong Kong has more opportunities to play a greater role by taking advantage of its location, and can build new industrial clusters around these new potential advantages and create new strong advantages facing the world.
an "airport city" On June 26, it was reported that the third runway of Hong Kong International Airport has been basically completed, which is an important project for Hong Kong to transform into an "airport city". With a total length of 3,800 meters and a width of 60 meters, the multi-functional robot shuttles back and forth in the airport terminal, and the face brushing pit technology is applied, which will significantly improve the passenger and cargo capacity of Hong Kong International Airport.
Airport is an important part of the smart city blueprint, Airport City is the meeting point of Hong Kong's integration into the Greater Bay Area, and Hong Kong International Airport is not only an airport for Hong Kong, but also an international airport belonging to the Greater Bay Area, which will serve the whole country.
Building a Smart Customs Blueprint Hong Kong is a well-known free port, and foreign trade has always been an important pillar of Hong
Kong's economic development. Since 2019, the Customs and Excise Department has been actively developing towards a "smart city" and building a "Smart Customs Blueprint" to help Hong Kong's trade with the four pillar concepts of "Smart Border Management", "Smart Investigation and Case Management", "Smart Business and Facilitate Trade" and "Smart Business Development".
On 10 June 2021, the "GoGBA One-Stop Platform" launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and relevant departments of Guangdong Province was launched simultaneously in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Through this platform, Chinese and foreign enterprises can easily inquire about various economic and trade information in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, including policies, market dynamics, public services, etc. In addition, the Customs and Excise Department has introduced a number of measures to facilitate business and trade, such as the Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator Scheme and the Cross-boundary One Lock Scheme, to cooperate with the HKSAR Government in developing a "single window for trade" to help promote economic development.
Conclusion: On the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, Hong Kong has made remarkable achievements and made considerable contributions to the economic development of the mainland. Today, Hong Kong has embarked on a new journey, with Hong Kong moving forward with its head held high, with compatibility between China and the West, and the coexistence of old and new, showing the world the new style of Hong Kong's smart city construction with a very inclusive attitude.
Source: China Security Products Industry Association
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