This study aims to offer a preliminary assessment of the impacts of Hong Kong on institutional reforms in the Greater Bay Area. The GBA aspires to be an international innovation centre and a world-class city cluster. The existing literature and policy discussions on the Greater Bay Area initiative see it as a strategy for regional development. The typical argument stresses the hindrance role of the existing constitutional order of “One country, two systems” and the different institutional settings created by such order to the vision of regional cooperation. This article instead examines how Hong Kong stimulates institutional reforms in the Greater Bay Area. This study will look into the administrative reforms and legal reforms in Shenzhen Qianhai, and examine how the statuary bodies in Hong Kong offer a model for their counterparts in Shenzhen, and how legal professionals from Hong Kong contribute to the legal reforms in Shenzhen. This study will use data from interviews, archives and media reports.
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jun 2022|
|Event||International Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area - Lingnan University / Zoom , Hong Kong|
Duration: 23 Jun 2022 → 23 Jun 2022
|Symposium||International Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area|
|Period||23/06/22 → 23/06/22|
|Other||An International Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area will be held on 23 June 2022 in a hybrid and bilingual mode. The symposium is co-organised by the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Lingnan University-South China University of Technology Joint Research Centre for Greater Bay Area Social Policy and Governance, and is also supported by the School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Policy Studies, and Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University.|
This International Symposium will be joined by a group of respected scholars worldwide to share their latest research and perspectives concerning social policy and social services challenges in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA). The themes will be explored at the Symposium include 1) The GBA Development and Implications for Cities and Urban Governance and 2) Social Services Challenges in the GBA.