Land-scarce Shenzhen just cannot get enough of cooperation with its neighbors. With tech giants such as Huawei expanding into Dongguan, and TV maker Skyworth going into Huizhou, the city is looking to the next “outer ring” of the Greater Bay to take a step further in its expansion.
According to local media, Heyuan is the place, and the “Shenzhen-Heyuan Special Cooperation Zone” is under planning.
It’s a win-win for all parties, apparently. The establishment of the new zone will not only boost Heyuan’s economic development, but also strengthen Shenzhen’s “radiative leading role” and expand the industrial capacity of the Shenzhen-Dongguan-Huizhou “economic circle”.
Transport infrastructure is key to this happening. With the recent opening the high-speed railway between Huizhou and Heyuan, travel time between Shenzhen and Heyuan has been cut to two hours – and once the extension to Shenzhen has been completed, it will be reduced to an hour.
Read more (in Chinese).