Introduction

The regional cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta has been officially launched since the signing of the “PPRD Cooperation Framework Agreement” in Guangzhou on June 3, 2004. The PPRD region comprises of nine provinces/regions in eastern, central and western China, namely Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, as well as the Hong Kong and the Macao Special Administrative Regions, accounting for 20% of the total area of China and representing one-third of the country’s population. In addition, the region (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) registered more than one-third of China’s total economic output. Over the years, close economic ties have been built within the region, giving rise to remarkable regional development in which each province can specialize in industries of its own competitive edges.

In accordance with the spirit of the important instruction about planning better the development strategy of the Pan-Pearl River Delta, to comprehensively implement the “PPRD Cooperation Framework Agreement” and other related cooperation agreements signed among the governments of the “9+2” member provinces/regions, “The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta (2006-2020)” was formulated.

Being the key region in the Silk Road Economic Belt, the 21-Century Maritime Silk Road and the upgraded version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, the PPRD cooperation shall deepen in accordance with the strategic plan of the country.  The respective governments deemed to push forward matters under the PPRD cooperation and formulate the “Joint Declaration on Deepening Cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta (2015-2025)”.

According to the “PPRD Cooperation Framework Agreement”, “9+2” member provinces/regions undertook to host the PPRD Regional Cooperation Forum and Fair once every year by turns. The PPRD Regional Cooperation Forum & Fair has been held ten sessions so far, in which the first was held in June 2004 in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao, under the theme of “Cooperative Development and Jointly Creating the Future”. The Second to the Tenth Sessions from 2005 to 2014 were held in Chengdu of Sichuan, Qujing of Yunnan, Changsha of Hunan, Nanning of Guangxi, Fuzhou of Fujian, Nanchang of Jiangxi, Haikou of Hainan, Guiyang of Guizhou and Guangzhou of Guangdong respectively.  Meanwhile, the Forum and Fair shall function in respect of the “Joint efforts and take turn to organize” principle under the “Joint Declaration on Deepening Cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta (2015-2025)”, which will then be a biennial event held in Guangzhou and the Guangdong Province will be the standing organizer with the joint effort of one or two provincial (region) governments.  In 2016, the Eleventh Session of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Cooperation and Development Forum and Fair shall be organized jointly by the Guangdong and Fuijan provincial governments in Guangzhou.

 

Links

The PPRD cooperation and information network

http://www.pprd.org.cn/

The State Council issued the Guiding Opinions on Deepening PPRD Regional Cooperation

http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-03/15/content_5053647.htm

“The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta (2006-2020)”

http://big5.southcn.com/gate/big5/www.pprd.org.cn/ziliao/zhengce/guihua/200607/t20060717_9797.htm

“Joint Declaration on Deepening Cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta (2015-2025)”

http://big5.southcn.com/gate/big5/www.pprd.org.cn/ziliao/zhengce/guihua/201410/t20141030_517316.htm

PPRD Cooperation Framework Agreement https://www.economia.gov.mo/public/data/eetr/pprd_9_2_t/attach/d4bf63847ee2539e3952e06c1cdba23c/tc/20130821A_tc.pdf?ts=1462442012791

Agreement on Modern Logistical Development in the PPRD

https://www.economia.gov.mo/public/data/eetr/pprd_9_2_t/attach/72f923314b5f6ce649991bbd29a3ae9a/tc/20130821B_tc.pdf?ts=1462442012791

Cooperation Agreement on Intellectual Property Rights in the PPRD

https://www.economia.gov.mo/public/data/eetr/pprd_9_2_t/attach/2831cb50e999a5dd646158e5bc6a59f9/tc/20130821C_tc.pdf?ts=1462442012792

Memorandum of Multilateral Cooperation in the Pan-PRD Region for the Thematic Consultations to Accelerating the Construction of Modern Industrial System

https://www.economia.gov.mo/public/data/eetr/pprd_9_2_t/attach/211b77096885bc8c1ecd0723d6e8e7d6/tc/20130822_tc.pdf?ts=1462442012793

 

Websites of People’s Governments and Department of Commerce of nine PPRD provinces /regions

The People’s Government of Guangdong Province

http://www.gd.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Fujian Province

http://www.fujian.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Jiangxi Province

http://www.jiangxi.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Hunan Province

http://www.hunan.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

http://www.gxzf.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Hainan Province

www.hainan.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Sichuan Province

www.sc.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Guizhou Province

http://www.gzgov.gov.cn/

The People’s Government of Yunnan Province

www.yn.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province

http://www.gddoftec.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Fujian Province

http://www.fiet.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Jianxi Province

http://www.jxdoftec.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Hunan Province

www.hunancom.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

http://guangxi.mofcom.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Hainan Province

www.dofcom.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Sichuan Province

www.sccom.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Guizhou Province

www.gzcom.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province

www.bofcom.gov.cn/