Faced with the problem of brain drain and declining labor force in recent years, the "Policy Address" proposed to "grab talents", but Sun Yuhan, Secretary of the Labor and Welfare Bureau, stated that the government does not consider providing financial incentives for all talents who come to Hong Kong, and will only launch them for highly competitive industries. Targeted measures.
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Election Committee member Li Haoran raised an oral question about "talent grabbing" at the Legislative Council today (7th).
Sun Yuhan said that the government will formulate different immigration plans to attract talents with different backgrounds and professions to settle down, and make corresponding publicity according to the background and location of talents, and contact talents through appropriate channels, with the focus on customized information and matching the habits of users of online platforms. The government will set up special social media accounts commonly used by mainlanders and overseas people to disseminate information to target groups and introduce Hong Kong's development opportunities, details of the immigration plan, and related support services.
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Lin Jianfeng, a member of the Democratic League and a member of the Executive Council, mentioned that Shenzhen provides about 4,000 units as talent housing at a 40% discount on the market price. It is suggested that the Hong Kong government refer to the practices of neighboring regions.
However, Sun Yuhan responded that when the authorities formulate talent recruitment policies, although they refer to methods used in other regions, they cannot be copied. They must be combined with local conditions and advantages. Due to the high demand for local talents, the government will not consider providing financial incentives or financial incentives for all talents. Housing subsidies, I believe that Hong Kong's inherent advantages and opportunities are quite attractive, but for highly competitive industries, such as innovation and technology companies, the authorities will introduce targeted measures, including financial incentives, to enhance their attractiveness.
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The business sector (second) member Liao Chang is concerned about how Hong Kong can attract diverse talents?
The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Ms. Cheung Man-li, said that data analysis, artificial intelligence and financial technology are all key areas of expansion in the future. In the future, the direction of building a thriving ecosystem will be considered, and the establishment of a data industrial park will be considered, and international top biological research institutions will be attracted to settle down. In order to attract talents.
In addition, Chen Zuheng from the textile and garment industry believes that Hong Kong needs high-end talents to support the development of innovation and technology. He suggested that the authorities optimize the talent import plan and review the talent list.
Sun Yuhan responded that the previous list of talents was based on individuals. The government now plans to expand the list to types of work, so that relevant types of work can introduce talents without having to meet market recruitment difficulties. Implement the expanded list in the second quarter.