A seminar on the situation of the Northeast Asia and the promoting of cooperation between China and the Republic of Korea (ROK), and especially between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the ROK, was held by the ROK Consulate in Guangzhou on September 27th.
Group photo at the seminar
Hong Sung-wook, the ROK's Consul General in Guangzhou, Ambassador Ning Fukui, Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Charhar Institute, former Chinese Ambassador to the ROK, Zhou Hucheng, Executive Deputy Secretary-General of the Charhar Institute, and Li Zhijian, Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Social Sciences and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Innovation Economic Research Institute, attended the seminar.
Hong Sung-wook, the ROK's Consul General in Guangzhou, speaks at the seminar.
Ambassador Ning Fukui speaks at the seminar.
The first session of the seminar was mainly on the situation in Northeast Asia, and the second on the future development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and cooperation between China and the ROK, and especially between the GBA and the ROK.
The seminar, which was held on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was of significance. Participants from both China and the ROK reviewed the 27-year development of the diplomatic relations between the two countries at the seminar. And they believed that the relations would reach a much higher level in 2022, the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China-ROK diplomatic relations.
They suggested that the two sides enhance cooperation through more project cooperation, especially through project cooperation in the China-ROK Cooperation Industry Park in Huizhou, Guangdong and carry out more friendly exchanges and cooperation in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, manufacturing, health care and culture and education in the future.
The cooperation between China’s Guangdong Province and the ROK has always been very strong. The trade volume including both imports and exports between Guangdong Province and the ROK accounts for one fourth of the total trade volume between China and the ROK. Now the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is speeding up, and this will bring more opportunities for deepening the exchanges and cooperation between Guangdong and the ROK in the future.
Copy Editor: Zhu Yanhong