Dare you, Hong Kong youth, come out of your cocoon? | Opinion
Many adventurous Hong Kong entrepreneurs have participated in and benefited from the creation of the “Shenzhen miracle”, to the envy of many younger individuals within the particular administrative area who missed the prospect as a result of it occurred earlier than they have been born.
However the growth of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Better Bay Space will supply the youthful generations equally — if no more — enviable alternatives for profession growth and self-realization — however provided that they care to seize them.
Regardless of the naysayers say in regards to the mega mission, they’ll relaxation assured that many extra financial miracles are on the way in which because the area strikes towards its objective of turning into a world-class city cluster that would rival well-known bay areas similar to San Francisco, New York and Tokyo.
If the “Shenzhen miracle” is something to go by, there may be little doubt the Bay Space will achieve its endeavors. In any case, the mission is a serious nationwide growth technique, as reaffirmed by President Xi Jinping in his Wednesday speech marking the fortieth anniversary of the institution of the particular financial zone. With the blessing of the central authorities, the mission will get pleasure from all types of coverage help it must succeed.
The query is, how can Hong Kong’s younger individuals, lots of whom have by no means set foot on the mainland for numerous causes, together with the shortage of a way of belonging to the motherland, avail themselves of these alternatives?
Whereas the bodily distance between Hong Kong and different Bay Space cities is brief, particularly after the development of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the connection of Hong Kong with the nationwide high-speed prepare community, the psychological distance nonetheless prevents many Hong Kong youth from searching for greener pastures throughout the mainland boundary.
This psychological distance, primarily attributable to years of anti-China and anti-communist propaganda, can solely be eliminated by having a full view of the nation’s newest growth and scenario. This implies the necessity for seeing, listening to and watching in individual, which can also be the simplest means for anybody to study in regards to the world.
It’s towards this backdrop that the president known as for brand spanking new measures to encourage extra younger individuals from Hong Kong and Macao to review, work and stay on the mainland.
Dare you, Hong Kong youth, come out of your seemingly comfy cocoons and embrace the fantastic alternatives your motherland has for you?