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Guangdong plans for mutual recognition of e-signatures with Hong Kong and Macao

By ZHENG CAIXIONG in Guangzhou | | Updated:2023-11-22

Guangdong province is promoting unified identity authentication and mutual recognition of electronic signatures among residents in the southern province and Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

According to the Three Year Action Plan of Digital Greater Bay Area Construction, which was recently published by the Guangdong provincial government, Guangdong will also coordinate with relevant departments of the central government to promote the electronic processing of cross-border affairs for Hong Kong and Macao residents, including issuing travel permits to the mainland.

Yang Pengfei, director of the Guangdong provincial government service data management bureau, said relevant departments will leverage the unique role of data to promote the integration and development of technology, talent, capital and land resources in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the months to come.

"Meanwhile Guangdong will promote the collaborative introduction of talent among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao to accelerate the construction of a digital talent highland in the Greater Bay Area," Yang remarked at a news conference in the Guangdong provincial capital on Tuesday.

To this end, the Guangdong provincial government will join hands with Hong Kong and Macao to organize the 2nd digital government construction conference and digital GBA development forum in Guangzhou between Dec 8 and 10.

The event is expected to become an important bridge for promoting in-depth exchange and cooperation and accelerating comprehensive digital development in the GBA, he said.

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