Sun Yuhan, Secretary of the Labor and Welfare Bureau, said that the high-end talent pass scheme launched in December last year has received more than 7,200 applications, of which more than 5,700 have been processed, and more than 90% of the cases have been approved and will come to Hong Kong within 6 months work or start a business.
Sun Yuhan, Secretary for Labor and Welfare.
Sun Yuhan said in an interview with Radio Television Hong Kong that the number of applications for the high-end talent pass scheme exceeded expectations, reflecting that Hong Kong can attract overseas talents.
Among the applicants, about half of them graduated from top 100 universities in the world and have 3 or more years of work experience in the past 5 years. It is believed that they can fill the talent gap in Hong Kong.
However, the proportion of people with an annual salary of 2.5 million in the past year was the lowest.
Regarding the outflow of Hong Kong people, Sun Yuhan believes that some of them are temporarily going overseas for development, and they are welcome to return. He also said that he will deal with the housing problem and make them believe that Hong Kong can live and work in peace.
In terms of other "talent scrambling" measures, Sun Yuhan pointed out that the review of 13 "talent lists" will be completed in the first quarter. The government will examine whether there is a shortage of talents in various development projects and supplement them through the lists.
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