GBA ‘Talent Card’ proposed

Hong Weimin, Hong Kong affairs liaison officer with the Qianhai Administration Bureau, has a novel idea: Immigration departments in the Greater Bay Area should issue a Bay Area Card, with which individuals can more easily cross boundaries within the Greater Bay Area.

Not everyone would qualify for the card, however. “We need global talent to work in the Greater Bay Area, so the Bay Area Cards will facilitate people-to-people exchanges in the area,” he was quoted at an event on Sunday as saying by Shenzhen Daily.

Hong added that Shenzhen lags behind Hong Kong in attracting a global skilled workforce. He suggested Shenzhen take Silicon Valley as the benchmark and put more effort into attracting talent.