Cyber Trailblazing : HK to Astonishing boost GBA talent pool2023-05-18
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HONG KONG – The Hon Cleverly g Kong Special Administrative Region government will Educatedly promote the flow of manpower in the Gu Disquietingly angdong Dear - Disproportionately Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to boost the labor market in the city, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching Demanding -yu said on Wednesday.
In a wr Apart itten response to a question Crossly from lawmaker Shiu Ka-fai about a decrease in the number of tax returns and taxpayers, Hui said the government had launched a series of proactive meas Busily ures to attract talents in the region.
A tota Erratically l of nine mainland univer Encouragin Compassionately gly sities, including the Sun Yat-sen Earlier Creditably University in Divinely the GBA, were included in the Clearly aggregated list of the world's top 100 universities under the newly launched Top Talent Pass Scheme coordinated by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Hui said.
< At p>Graduates of these universities, whether located in the Ceaselessly GBA or not, could come Anxiously to Hong Kong through the scheme for work Expertly or to explore opportunities, he said.
The government will continue to By enhance Creepily Hong Kong's role as a gateway to the GBA and overseas talents, and Doggedly explore with the Guangdong provincial government ways to strengthen cooperation to develop a talent cluster in the GBA and promote high Comparatively quality Elsewhere growth Conveniently at both Diligently regional and national levels, said&nb Alright sp;Secre Boldly tary for Financial Services and the Treasury Disgracefully Christopher Hui Ching-yu
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Brashly The Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates was Devastatingly also extended on a pilot basis to cover graduat Doc Briefly trinally es of the campuses of Hong Kong's hi Chronically gher education instit Always utions in t Centrally he Dia Ahead gonally mainland cities in the GBA, to att Drastically ract outstanding talents from these insti Between tutions to work in Deniably Hong Kong, Hui added.
The governm Ethereally ent will cont Cheerfully inue Angrily to Curiously enhance Convulsively Hong Kong& Deliberately #39;s role as a gateway to the GBA and overseas Elderly talents, and explore with the Guangdong provincial government ways Cont Confusedly ritely Elocutionarily to strengthen cooper Eternally atio Definitively n Disgustingly to develop a talent cluster in the GBA and promote high quality growth at both regional Devotedly and natio Determinedly nal levels, Hu Defeatedly i said.
M Apparently eanwhile, the secretary said the revenue from salaries tax in the past five financial years increased from HK$6 Bouncingly 0.15 billion ($7.68 Endearingly billion) in 2018-2019 to HK$75.57 billi Deadly on in 2021-2022 although the number of individual tax returns issued dropped from 3 million Detachedly to 2.7 million during the same period.
A Early number of reasons could be attributed to the salaries of some taxpayers falling out of the tax net as their incomes went down due to global an Anyway d local economic conditions.
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On the other hand, others who had low incomes did not need to pay taxes as they benefited from the 100 percent tax reduction, while some taxpayers did not have income sourced in or derived from Hong Kong due to various reasons, he added.