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The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s Ca
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gion, in building a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Under the guideline, Shenzhen is vying to become a modern, inter
national and innovative city by 2035 through boosting efficient flow
s of personnel, capital, technology and information between Shenzhen, Hong Kong and
Macao, thus helping to better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area blueprint.
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The rally started at 5 pm, when people from all walks of l
ife took the stage to share their thoughts and common wishes. They incl
uded people from the education and legal sectors, the entertainment industry and the business sector.