I love the Greater Bay.

When I say the Greater Bay, I’m not talking about the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead, I am referring to a region that consists of 11 cities in Southern China, nine in Guangdong Province and two in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. It wasn’t my idea to call it “Greater,” but it fits: what is happening here in China is way more 2019 and pretty much a once-in-history process. I won’t bore you with the statistics: you can read the basics here and here.

The area, formerly known as the Pearl River Delta, has been talked up in media and business circles following its rebranding as the Greater Bay, which comes with an integration plan from the Chinese Central Government. But the region’s potential doesn’t come from a plan: I moved to Hong Kong eight years ago because of its unparalleled growth, abundance of resources and unique opportunities. The plan may help—but the region already has plenty to get excited about.

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Tony Verb

Tony Á. Verb is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer from Hungary, based in Hong Kong. His most recent venture is The GreaterBay Company, an integrated investment...