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February 24, 2008

HK to liberalize immigration regime to attract talents

Out competing the US for talent Honk Kong is enacting laws to allow students to remain. Here is an article describing the change;

www.chinaview.cn 2008-02-23 18:55:45 Print

"HONG KONG, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong will liberalize the immigration regime to make it easier for non-local graduates to stay and work in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong immigration official said here Saturday.

There are many schemes to attract Chinese mainland and overseas talent to Hong Kong, said Helen Chan, assistant director of Immigration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

From the 2008-09 school year, non-local graduates who have obtained a degree or higher qualification in a full-time program in Hong Kong, upon application to the Immigration Department, may be granted 12 months' stay without any condition and are free to take up any jobs, she said....".

Posted by VisaLawyer at February 24, 2008 06:36 PM


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