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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2021, 3(9); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2021.030920.

A Study of Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone under China's New Normal


Chifong Tang

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Chifong Tang

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute, R. de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macao


As China's economy enters a new normal, transformation and upgrading are inevitable. As a testing ground for reform and opening up, the FTZ is charged with the important task of promoting the mature economic and financial system to the whole country. The Guangdong FTZ, which is connected to Hong Kong and Macao, is a frontier of reform and opening up, and its development prospects are immeasurable. This paper explores the current status of the Guangdong FTZ and provides a comprehensive analysis and positioning of its competitive advantages in order to explore Guangdong's opening-up policies and proposals that are in line with China's new normal.


Guangdong Free Trade Zone, China's new normal, regional cooperation, strategy recommendations

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Chifong Tang. A Study of Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone under China's New Normal. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 9: 104-108. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2021.030920.


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