A screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: APA screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: AP
A screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: AP

China enlists ex-World Bank economist to help run Guangdong, sparking hopes of Greater Bay Area reform

  • Zhang Xin, a Columbia Business School graduate and former central bank and foreign exchange regulatory official, is viewed as a reformer
  • He helped steer the World Bank’s response to the Asian financial crisis of 1997, with one of his key prescriptions being capital market reform
Topic |   Greater Bay Area
A screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: APA screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: AP
A screen shows a map of Greater Bay Area, linking up Hong Kong and Macau with 9 other cities is set to shift the Southern China from traditional manufacturing into a world-class hi-tech economic powerhouse to rival the Silicon Valley and Tokyo's Bay Area. Photo: AP
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