Tang Zhenyu: Serving HK youngsters from the Greater Bay Area
I was born in 1986, I’m from Hong Kong and now I am living in the Greater Bay Area.
I graduated from high school in 2006, at a time when the mainland stepped on a fast track of growth with immense opportunities, so I left Hong Kong for the Mainland for my undergraduate studies at Jinan University. After graduation, I first worked as a human resource consultant in Shenzhen, then returned to Jinan University for postgraduate studies, and then went to Australia for a two-year work-holiday.
In 2017, thanks to the encouragement of my parents and friends, I returned to the mainland to start my own business. At the time, the government introduced many new policies, including the “Belt and Road Initiative” and the Greater Bay Area initiative concerning the future of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. After a year of preparation, I returned to the Institute of International Relations of Jinan University in 2018 to study these policies with the resources available in the institute.
After the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area plan was introduced in 2018, my long-time classmate and I, who is also a business partner, attended a promotional campaign about Zhaoqing in Hong Kong. Since Zhaoqing is the hometown of my old classmate Ah Chien, we thought we could use our experience for something meaningful – to align Zhaoqing’s development to the Greater Bay Area. We wanted to develop a service system in employment and entrepreneurship, to create a model of Hong Kongers serving Hong Kongers.
I think that in the future, Hong Kong can continue playing the middleman role in financial services, logistics services, technology innovation and scientific research as well. So that we can fully demonstrate the value of the “one country, two systems”.