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HKETO reaches out to university students in Singapore (with photo)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore today (March 26) reached out to students of the National University of Singapore (NUS) to promote career opportunities in Hong Kong.

     The Director of the HKETO in Singapore, Mr Fong Ngai, briefed a group of more than 80 NUS students from various faculties, including Medicine, Business, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering, Computing, and Design and Environment as part of the HKETO's ongoing efforts to attract overseas talents to Hong Kong.

     He elaborated on Hong Kong's unique advantages under the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, including the rule of law and freedoms of expression, press and assembly which are well protected in Hong Kong under the Basic Law.

     "A vibrant and dynamic culture in Hong Kong and its openness to the world with a mix of creative industries have always been the city's hallmarks. Hong Kong's unique role as a gateway to Mainland China provides many opportunities for young people to pursue their career dreams," he said.

     "Hong Kong welcomes talents, professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to work and stay in the city. This will further advance our competitive edge in today's globalised and fast-changing environment," he added.

     "As Hong Kong is further diversifying its economy by fostering start-ups, social enterprises and cultural and creative industries through grooming more local creative talents as well as attracting talents from overseas, there are plenty of career opportunities for graduates to pursue their professional paths in the city," he said.

     Mr Fong added that with a view to attracting more talents to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will further enhance various talent admission initiatives including the General Employment Policy, the Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals, and the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.

     On March 24, Mr Fong also gave a briefing to some 50 members of the Hong Kong Singapore Business Association at a business luncheon. He spoke on the latest situation in Hong Kong and, among other topics, Hong Kong's diversified economy and the enhanced initiatives of the Government in attracting talents and professionals to invest and work in Hong Kong.

Ends/Thursday, March 26, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:21


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