The Pearl River Delta, the former vanguard of China’s economic reform, will become the country’s new testing ground.
Under a plan released by the National Development and Reform Commission, the delta, together with Hong Kong and Macau, will be forged into a globally competitive zone. The aim is make it the most dominant zone in the Asia-Pacific region by 2020. If they do become one then that result is likely, perhaps inevitable. There will plainly be many border problems to be resolved.
According to the plan, the area will achieve an annual gross domestic product per capita of RMB80 thousand by 2012.