China’s district officials have announced that Macau and Guangdong will work together to achieve a “recovery” and normalization of circulation between the two countries affected by pandemic measures.
“Macau and Guangdong will build on existing cooperation to prevent and control pandemics, work together for economic recovery, and integrate the results of collaboration to normalize the movement of people between the two territories. I have agreed to that, “the statement said. From the Government Information Agency (GCS).
Ho Iat-seng, the territorial chief executive officer, visited Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, on Friday to meet with several state leaders.
In a meeting with Guangdong Province’s Secretary of State Wang Weizhong, where “bilateral cooperation” was discussed, Mr. Ho said that the quarantine to enter Macau would be shortened to seven days in order to stimulate the economic recovery of the two territories. He said he did not exclude it. The statement said.
People traveling between Macau and mainland China do not need to carry out quarantine, except for those who enter small areas from high-incidence areas in the country. People arriving in Macau from other origins, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, are obliged to complete 10 days of medical observation and 7 days of self-management, discouraging the use of Macau as a gateway to mainland China. I am.
Local governments announced on Saturday that as of Wednesday, the quarantine period for people arriving in Macau will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days.
In Guangzhou, this pandemic was also the subject of a meeting between the Head of Government of Macau and the Secretary of State of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), LiXi.
“Given the international situation and the development of the pandemic, the regional economy is facing pressure as the number of visitors declines further,” Ho said.
“Later this year,” officials said, Macau will see “a gradual recovery of the regional economy due to a slowdown in mainland China’s epidemic.”
Read a note from GCS that strengthening bilateral cooperation, promoting the Great Bay, and prioritizing the construction of a deep cooperation zone on Hengqin Island were also part of the goals set by the leaders. increase.
The Greater Bay Area is a Beijing project aimed at creating the world’s largest cities from Hong Kong and Macau, which are home to more than 60 million people, as well as Macau and Hong Kong SARs and nine cities in Guangdong Province. population.
A deep cooperation zone between Guangdong and Macau on Hengqin Island, China [Mountain Island]Was announced last year, and a joint management team of Guangdong and Macau provinces was established.
In addition to the free movement of capital, another advantage of this special area for attracting companies and investments is the need to focus on tax exemption and tax exemption policies for commodities with more than 1.4 entry into the entire Chinese market. there is. Hundreds of millions of people are promoted.