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By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 19 Jul 2019
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu won decisively in the Taiwan Kuomintang presidential primary, with a strong possibility of claiming the presidency for KMT in the 2020 election. His win may also be redefining Taiwan politics.
This article discusses salient points regarding Shunde’s urban governance, especially in areas concerning peoples’ livelihood, public policy orientation toward cutting down red tapes and transparency in policy implementation.
Shunde’s urbanization can be characterized into four phases: village-based urbanization in the 1980s, rural-urban integration in the 1990s, accelerating urbanization at the beginning of the century, and urban upgrading into liveable city at the Greater Bay Area today.
Considering the historical dominance of US companies in the telecommunication semiconductor business and the software platforms powering smartphones, there is a legitimate concern as to whether Huawei can survive the US sanctions.
The focus of the Sino-German Industrial Services Zone is on smart manufacturing and robotics industries. Shunde is building a favourable ecosystem in the Zone to entice smart manufacturers and robotic companies to move in.