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New one-stop portal to help Hong Kong's search for talent

     A new one-stop web portal to provide information for people considering a move to Hong Kong to work, invest or study has been launched today (August 11).

     "Hong Kong Welcomes U" ( has been launched by the Steering Committee on Population Policy as part of ongoing initiatives to attract talent to Asia's world city.

     The Chief Executive announced in his Policy Address in January 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 centralises a wide range of information on employment, education, investment and immigration matters as well as social, recreational and cultural activities.

     The portal provides a handy reference to a range of initiatives and support for those wanting to learn more about relocating to and living in Hong Kong.

     The portal contains contact information for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government offices outside Hong Kong for ease of reference and enquiries. HKSAR Government offices outside Hong Kong will promote the portal through their wide network of contacts.

     Specific measures announced in this year's Policy Address include a pilot scheme to facilitate the return of the second generation of Hong Kong emigrants, and revised admission schemes to encourage more talent and entrepreneurs to come to Hong Kong. The measures have been implemented since May this year.

     In the past two months, HKSAR Government offices outside Hong Kong, with the support of the Immigration Department, have organised various promotional events and activities in key cities in Asia, Europe and North America to promote the enhanced measures and Hong Kong's attraction as a place to live and work.

     Further promotional events will be held in Australia and Canada later in the year.

Ends/Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:56


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