To remind you, China has been developing three regions – Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province – Yangtze around Shanghai – Greater Bay Area. There were 15 planned in all and these three have been pilots for over 10 years now.
For the Brits the key one is GBA. For HK they had GBA as a real opportunity but have jeopardised it.
This story shows why regions are replacing provinces as the basis
China needs to plan on the basis of larger units than just regions
This makes the Northern Region look small indeed but the right approach