Hong Kong joins hands with Qianhai, Shenzhen and other GBA cities to attract talents

Hong Kong joins hands with Qianhai, Shenzhen and other GBA cities to attract talents


The '2023 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Joint Talent Attraction Plan' expects to promote the exchange and communication of talents, and attract more international talents.

The Shenzhen Talent Affairs Leading Group Office, the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, InvestHK, and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China jointly held the 9th Shenzhen-Hong Kong (Qianhai) Talent Cooperation Annual Meeting and Shenzhen-Hong Kong joint 'Talent Attraction' event on 6 November 2022.

During the event, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong and the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority announced the launch of the '2023 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Joint Talent Attraction Plan'. The two parties plan to organise talent attraction activities in the coming year, and invite talent experts and corporate executives to participate.

Through policy presentations, roundtable dialogues, talent salons, and other forums, the plan is expected to promote the exchange and communication of talents in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and attract more international talents to develop their career in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Chris Sun, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, said in his video speech that Hong Kong is very positive on talent attraction. Hong Kong will continue to strengthen talent exchanges and cooperation with Qianhai, Shenzhen, and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, to build it into a national talent highland.

Ka Wai Mok, Chief Immigration Officer of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, introduced Hong Kong's latest talent attraction policies, including the launch of the Top Talent Pass Scheme, the optimisation of the talent immigration plan, the establishment of talent service windows and other measures. He emphasised that various innovative talent policies will be launched and the details of the measures to be optimised in the future.

Ke Liang, deputy secretary of the Party working committee of the Qianhai cooperation zone, introduced Qianhai's talent attraction policy, including:

  • creating a comprehensive talent ecology;
  • building a high-level talent platform;
  • providing international public services;
  • planning to launch the 'Global Modern Service Industry Talent Clustering Plan' and implement measures such as announcing the modern service industry talent list and establishing a fast track for talents in the list.

On establishing a cooperation mechanism for talent attraction, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, Invest Hong Kong, and other departments will work closely with Shenzhen Qianhai and other regions to create a smooth two-way talent flow, and organise overseas presentations, talent hunting, and other activities.

In terms of carrying out talent attraction activities, Hong Kong business associations, human resources institutions, universities, scientific research institutes, etc., have jointly organised seminars in 2022 with Qianhai to introduce the business environment, development prospects, and supporting services of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to the world. The seminars have attracted more than 150 foreign and Hong Kong-funded enterprises and more than 300 corporate executives.

To build a joint talent-attracting and nurturing platform, Hong Kong government departments, social institutions, industry organisations, universities, and scientific research institutes actively cooperate with Shenzhen Qianhai and other regions to provide a suitable environment, sufficient opportunities, and space for the growth and development of talents.

The measures include:

  • promoting the establishment of Hong Kong talent platforms, such as the Qianhai Institute of Smart Transportation of the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Youth Federation to jointly nurture young scientific and technological talents;
  • organising a series of activities, such as 'Business Leaders Forum', 'Technology Enterprises Going Overseas', 'Bay Area Science and Technology Innovation Camp', providing a platform for communication and cooperation for executives of more than 200 Shenzhen and Hong Kong enterprises;
  • supporting the update of the Qianhai Hong Kong and Macau Youth Recruitment Plan, with a total of 4,514 positions released so far. Through the plan, 260 Hong Kong and Macau youths have successfully joined key enterprises in Qianhai such as Tencent, SF Express, WeBank, etc.

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