John Tsang Chun-wah, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, recently spoke at Columbia University during his visit to the U.S. In his speech, he shared with students and job-seekers current job opportunities in Hong Kong. He said that Hong Kong welcomes ambitious professionals; especially those aspire to work in banking, finance and marketing sectors.
Hong Kong has been deemed as Asia’s world city. But how long will it be the leading force in Asia’s economic development, as Shanghai opened its Free-Trade Zone quite recently? Is Hong Kong still an ideal place for young job seekers? For mainland students who’ve had overseas experience, what are their advantages when competing with Hong Kong natives and foreign citizens? What is Hong Kong’s current working visa policy? How important is learning Cantonese in order to survive and thrive in Hong Kong?
Check out Anita Xu’s recent article that sheds some light on these issues. The article is a result of an in-depth research and first-hand interviews with students working and studying in Hong Kong.