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Hong Kong Provides Expats With One-Stop Portal

by Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com
13 August, 2015

A new one-stop web portal was launched on August 11 to provide information to people considering relocating to Hong Kong, as part of ongoing initiatives to attract talent and entrepreneurs to the city.

The Chief Executive announced in his Policy Address in January this year that Hong Kong would be "more proactive in attracting talent to help tackle the demographic challenges of an ageing society, a shrinking workforce, and a declining birth rate."

The portal, "Hong Kong Welcomes U," brings together a wide range of information on employment, education, investment, and immigration matters as well as on social, recreational, and cultural activities.

It provides a reference to a range of initiatives and support for those wanting to learn more about relocating to and living in Hong Kong. It also contains contact information for Hong Kong government offices outside Hong Kong for ease of reference and inquiries.

Specific measures announced in the Policy Address included a pilot scheme to attract the second generation of Chinese Hong Kong permanent residents who have emigrated overseas to return to Hong Kong; and a relaxation of the arrangements under admission schemes to encourage talent and entrepreneurs to go and stay in Hong Kong.

The measures have been implemented since May this year. In addition, in the past two months, they have been promoted by Government offices outside Hong Kong, who have organized various events and activities in key cities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

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