Blockchain experts among the talent sought by HK authorities
The Hong Kong government published a so-called talent list on Tuesday as it embarked on a drive to attract global expertise in innovative technologies, including blockchain.
Under the scheme, individuals whose abilities are included on the list – that covers 11 professions – would gain bonus marks when applying for the city’s Quality Migrant Admission Scheme.
Its list highlighted specific professions needed most for Hong Kong’s economic development, the statement said. Successful applicants would not be required to have secured an offer of local employment for settlement in the city.
The 11 professions listed were:
- Experienced waste treatment specialists or engineers
- Experienced asset management professionals
- Experienced professionals in marine insurance
- Fintech professionals
- Data scientists and cyber security specialists
- Innovation and technology experts: pharma and life science; data engineering; artificial intelligence; robotics; distributed ledger technologies; biometric technologies; materials science and nanotechnology
- Naval architects
- Marine engineers
- Creative industries
- Dispute resolution
Enhancing competitive advantage
Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, chief secretary for administration and chairman of the Human Resources Planning Commission, said: “Hong Kong welcomes talents from all over the world with valuable skills, knowledge and experience to work here, bringing their talent into full play and further developing their careers.
“The promulgation of the Talent List is one of our major initiatives to enhance our competitive advantages in attracting international talents, creating cluster effects, stimulating the development of local talents and propelling Hong Kong forward.”