March 1 sees Regulations of Guangdong Province on China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress held a media conference on the ‘Regulations of Guangdong Province on China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City’ on Feb 23, with relevant officials answering questions from reporters.

The Regulations, adopted at the 39th session of the 13th Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress on Jan 16, will come into force on March 1, according to a statement.

They will provide strong guidance and guarantee for the accelerated construction and development of the Knowledge City, strengthening the legalised business environment, and exerting its advantages and roles in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Located in the northern part of Huangpu District, Guangzhou city, the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has a total planned area of 232 square kilometres and is a national-level bilateral cooperation project between China and Singapore and a high-level science and innovation carrier in the Greater Bay Area.

The foundation of the Knowledge City project was officially laid in June 2010. And in July 2016, the Knowledge City became the only comprehensive reform pilot area for the utilisation and protection of intellectual property rights approved by the State Council.

High-level research institutes such as Xidian University and top talent teams led by 24 academicians including Shi Yigong and Wang Xiaodong were introduced, high-end scientific and technological innovation platforms such as China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute, gathered, and a free port of international talents, put into operation.

The construction of high-end technology innovation platforms such as the National University of Singapore Innovation Research Institute and major technological infrastructure such as the large-scale scientific device for aircraft tire dynamics were accelerated, and the brand of Singapore enterprises’ first choice in China, ever more famous.

According to the ‘Overall Development Plan (2020-2035) of China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City’ approved by the State Council in August 2020, the Regulations make provisions for technological innovation and intellectual property rights protection, knowledge-intensive industry development and talent support, opening-up and cooperation and other aspects.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency