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Mar–Apr 2019

Dear Reader,
In late February, the long-awaited Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was finally unveiled in a joint ceremony by high-level government officials from each of the three economic regions. Behind the blueprint's rather unassuming title lies a wide range of development goals to drive urban integration and build a 'world-class city group' in the Pearl River Delta. In our top story, we take a closer look at the plan and what it means for Hong Kong. 

Other featured topics include the HZMB and XRL infrastructure projects as well as an analysis on Hong Kong's pharmaceutical industry by our partner GTAI.

Please feel free to send us any feedback you may have, share your comments and ideas. We are always keen to hear from you. Thank you for your continuing support! 
Enjoy the read and stay connected!
Your GIC/GCC team

Top Story
Greater Bay Area – The Pulse of Asia
While China’s plans for the development of the Greater Bay Area into an integrated high-performance economic region have been picking up momentum for years now, the booming eleven-city cluster has received little attention from international media thus far. With the publication of the 66-page Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (ODP), this could be about to change. What are the plan’s key goals and strategies? Which role is Hong Kong going to play? And what can German businesses looking to invest in the region expect? Here we take a closer look. 
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Other Topics You Don't Want To Miss
New GBA Infrastructure: Worth the Wait?
After years of construction, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link finally opened to the public within one month of each other in the fall of last year. Were the two cross-border infrastructure projects worth the long wait? Time for a first assessment.
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GTAI: Steady Growth for HK's Pharmaceutical Industry
The development of the public health care system as well as an ageing population are driving the demand for pharmaceutical products in Hong Kong. In 2018, the SAR's imports amounted to US$ 3 billion – Hong Kong poses a lucrative market for the international pharma industry. An analysis by our partner Germany Trade & Invest (full text in German).
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GIC/GCC are proud to support the following events:

Art Central Hong Kong (27-31 March)
The organiser offers GCC members 30 complimentary tickets valid for March 27 (11am-5pm) and March 28 (12-9pm) – to avail, please reserve here – as well as HK$ 30.00 off Advance Adult weekend and weekday tickets (offer excludes late night or First Night tickets) via the discount code "ACGERMANCHAMBER19" – valid from 1-25 March.

Asia Contemporary Art Show (29 March-1 April) 
The organiser kindly offers GCC members complimentary fast-track access. To avail, please reserve here.

Michael Mittermeier’s Stand-up Comedy Show - Lucky Punch (24 April)
Germany’s most famous stand-up comedian is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, performing at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. Book your tickets here.
Upcoming Events
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Members' Corner
Member Focus: cargo-partner Logistics Limited
International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner has been part of the global logistics market for over three decades and celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018. Today, cargo-partner has more than 3,000 employees and is represented with over 130 offices in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA.

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New Members
Associate Membership – Individual
  • Mr. Henry Fung
Profiles of all members can be accessed through the member directory.

Recent changes of chamber representatives:
  • CRIF Hong Kong Ltd. — Ms. Fion Fok, General Manager
  • Hapag-Lloyd (China) Ltd. — Mr. Axel von Bloh, General Manager

Find an overview of 2019 representative movements here.
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GCC Members have full access to:
  • View fellow Members' profiles
  • Manage their own profile


Did You Know...
…why the Graham Street Mural is so popular?
Not a day passes without people stopping and taking selfies in the wildest poses in front of the colourful wall on the corner of Hollywood Road and Graham Street. While certainly not the only mural in town, it is by far the most photographed one. What is the story behind its immense popularity? 

The mural was a commission by HK-grown lifestyle store G.O.D. (Goods of Desire) to give its exterior wall a colourful makeover. Taking inspiration from the facades of old school Hong Kong tenement buildings and the G.O.D. design classic “Yaumati”, local artist Alex Croft painted the mural back in 2012. 

The mural was not overly noticed until 2014, when Korean actor Ji Chang Wook came to town for a photo shoot and this wall happened to be one of the backgrounds. Leave it to social media and the rest is history…
About the author
Alexandra Unrein is the Chief Storyteller of Wanderlust Walks, a walking tour company specialising in street art and cultural tours around Hong Kong in German and English. A Berlin native, Alex came to Hong Kong some 10 years ago and has been sharing her fascination for the city's street art ever since.

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Hendrik Hillebrecht
Assistant Manager, Communications & Committees

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