The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. Greater Bay Area brings invaluable new development opportunities to different sectors of the community, especially young people, in Hong Kong. For those planning for studying or working in the Greater Bay Area, please refer to the Greater Bay Area Outline Development Plan. Some youth-related policies and measures are highlighted as follows:.
Concessionary policies applicable to Mainland students such as transport and admission to tourist attractions will also be applied to Hong Kong students studying on the Mainland and holding Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong and Macao Residents.
If you wish to gain deeper understanding of employment market, work culture and development opportunities on the Mainland, the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas, Thematic Youth Internship Programme and other internship programmes can let you have personal experience of actual workplace environment on the Mainland.
The Government supports Hong Kong youth to start business in the Greater Bay Area through the Youth Development Fund.
To support young people and micro, small and medium enterprises from Hong Kong to realise their development potential on the Mainland, local entrepreneurship subsidies and support will be extended to cover eligible entrepreneurs from Hong Kong.
Development of youth entrepreneurship and employment bases will be proactively taken forward, such as:
- Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation Entrepreneurship Base
- Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub
- Nansha Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao (International) Youth Entrepreneur Hub
- Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao youth innovation and entrepreneurial cooperation platform in Zhongshan
- Innovation and entrepreneurial bases for overseas Chinese in Jiangmen and Zengcheng
- Hong Kong-Macao youth innovation and entrepreneurial base in Dongguan Eco-Industrial Park at Songshan Lake
- Hong Kong-Macao youth entrepreneurial base in Zhongkai of Huizhou.
The Department of Culture of Guangdong Province, the Tertiary Education Services Office of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region jointly organise the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme. The Programme increases participants’ understanding of the young people and the cultures of the three places through exchanges, visits, seminars and other activities in Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland.
Tertiary students aged 18 to 24 are welcomed to join the Programme which is free of charge. For details and enquiries, please contact your institutions.