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Lam will speak at the event, as will Guangdong Gover

vernor Ma Xingrui and Macao’s Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi-fan.

Japan’s State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoshihiro Seki will attend and also address the symposiu

m, according to the full-day event’s website. Around 500 Japanese business leaders and executives are also expected to attend.

In the afternoon, two panel discussions will be held, one themed on innovation and technology, and the other on smart health.

Top enterprises from Japan, the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao – in industrial, tech

nological, financial and medical sectors – will join the discussion and explore further collaboration.

This overseas promotion underscores China’s determination to advance t

he development of the 11-city cluster, as well as its firm adherence to the opening-up p

olicy, said Sun Bushu, deputy director of the South China City Research Association.

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