During the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, lawmaker Si Ka Lon proposed that Macau and Zhuhai should cooperate in developing the Ladrones Islands, which belong to Zhuhai.
Si suggests that the islands could also be used to build a naval training base for the Chinese navy. In addition, Si wants the first training ship of the Chinese navy to be named “Macau” as this year marks both the 70th anniversary of the new China and the 20th anniversary of the Macau handover.
Along with Si, three other CPPCC members, Sio Chi Wai, Lau Ngai Leung and Kou Hoi In, made a joint proposal in Beijing. The four proposed that mainland China should establish a green pass card for the Greater Bay Area’s (GBA) government officials and businessmen, so that they may enjoy fast immigration channels.
They also believe that logistics is the core of the development of the GBA. As such, they propose a singular recognition for logistics in the GBA in order to reduce immigration time.
In addition, CPPCC member Zhang Mingxing voiced, in Beijing, that Mandarin and simplified Chinese should be promoted among the Macau youth.
Moreover, yesterday, the head of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Wang Zhigang, stated that his Ministry has completed a large number of works contributing to the development of Macau’s science and innovation. These works include opening mainland China’s financial sponsorship for science research to Macau, and building four State Key Laboratories in Macau, according to a TDM report. JZ