Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) in China: building a world class finance, innovation and technology hub



Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal Special Issue in 2024: Guangdong-Hong kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) in China: buiding a world class finace, innovation and technology hub

Guest Editors: Roger C.K.Chan 


China’s new Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, and nine cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province with a total land area of 56 000 km2. The total population in the GBA is over 86 million and the GDP is USD 1,669 billion in 2020. China’s objectives of setting up the GBA are to: 1. strengthen the cooperation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, 2. promote coordinated regional economic development, and 3. facilitate in-depth integration within the Pearl River Delta region, with the aim of building a world class bay area for people to live, work and travel. 

Suggested framework

The theme of the special issue is on how the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area can be developed into a World Class Finance, Innovation and Technology Hub. The issue will analyse the strategy, planning, development, and governance of the GBA and explore various strategies for enhancing cross border/city governance for socio-economic development in the GBA and may include the following sub-themes.

  1. Coordination of city and regional plans holistically;
  2. Division of roles amongst various cities based on their strengths;
  3. Promotion of sustainable innovation and technology;
  4. Mapping out infrastructural connectivity by building new bridges & high-speed rail links;
  5. Developing globally competitive financial, technological, and industrial systems;
  6. Reducing and simplifying cross border procedures and checking through use of IT; and
  7. Ecological conservation for quality living and working.

Guidelines for contributors

1. The length of each article is from 4,000 to 7,000 words, including structured abstract, tables, figures and references. The abstract has to be written within 250 words in four sub-sections: purpose, design/methodology/approach, findings, and originality/value.

2. Details of the manuscript requirements are available at: Author guidelines. Registration and access are available by clicking the button below.

 Submit your paper here!

3. Submission of manuscripts on the ScholarOne system with a copy to the guest editor 
  ([email protected]).


Submission Deadline: 1 June 2024

Publication Date: May 2025