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Hong Kong residents work in Qianhai
    2017-December-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Tan Yifan

cicitan2011@gmail.com

TO extend cooperation between all sectors in Shenzhen and Hong Kong is one of Qianhai’s missions. In addition to top-down and business cooperation, the area has gone to great lengths to enhance talent exchange and communication.

In the past few years, Qianhai has resorted to many a method. The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub has incubated 118 Hong Kong and Macao startup teams; the YOU+ Shenzhen Qianhai Youth Community provided 57 well-furnished apartments with relatively low rent for entrepreneurs; an annual internship plan for Hong Kong youth has been implemented; Qianhai-registered companies and the administrative body are encouraged to hire Hong Kong employees; and Hong Kong professionals belonging to certain fields such as lawyers are allowed to practice in Qianhai.

Xing Cheng, a 30-year-old man, is one of the Hong Kong residents who were attracted to working in the area.

Born in Tianjing, Xing moved to Hong Kong to receive his college education. He then stayed there and worked as a financial practitioner. In 2014, Qianhai Financial Holdings posted recruitment information in Hong Kong, intriguing Xing. After several rounds of assessments, Xing received an offer to work in Qianhai and began his twin-city life.

“I’ve heard of Qianhai before because it has an innovative cross-border yuan transaction business. I didn’t have many ‘key’ projects to do when I worked in Hong Kong as a beginner because the market and working environment is very mature,” said Xing.

“But when I started to work in Qianhai, I knew I had a lot more challenges to overcome. Our office was opposite a massive construction site at that time. Because Qianhai was made from the scratch, everyone had to do lots of work and I was assigned to follow two very big cases. One was to promote the establishment of Hang Seng Qianhai Fund Management Co.”

“Those projects were the firsts of their kind in China, which gave us a sense of accomplishment. Although my income was not as high as that in Hong Kong at the beginning, I believed there would be more opportunities for career development in Qianhai,” he said.

Like Xing, Lau Nim-man, a senior engineering planning manager from the Architectural Services Department of HKSAR, also chose to work in Qianhai to obtain a different working experience.

Lau began his work at the planning and development department of the Qianhai Authority on Nov. 1, and he will work there for 10 weeks as part of an exchange program. He said he was impressed by the efficiency there.

“Shenzhen is so close to Hong Kong and it has changed a lot. I first heard of Qianhai four years ago and now I have the opportunity to learn more about it,” said Lau.

“Some of Qianhai’s projects have adopted the ‘Hong Kong’ model, for instance, the team assigned to the Kerry project consists of Hong Kong employees. Also, workers here use WeChat to send documents, information and communicate, while in Hong Kong people still rely on email.”

“More importantly, the government is efficient. Many procedures have been reduced and departments have good coordination,” Lau added.

He said Qianhai should quicken the construction of facilities such as hospitals and schools to create a hospitable environment for talents.

 

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