Shenzhen Government Online
Qianhai to further lure talents
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2023-11-10 10:11

The one-stop comprehensive talent service website, "In Qianhai," was unveiled Thursday afternoon at the 2023 Qianhai Global Investment Promotion and Talent Conference, along with the latest batch of Fortune 500 companies, major Hong Kong-funded companies, and mainland-listed companies that have settled in Qianhai.

The launch emphasized the region's commitment to better serving talents and attracting more investment.

The website provides a wide range of services related to talents' work and life in Qianhai. This includes information on benefits and preferential policies, guidance for government services, job opportunities, and an entertainment guide.

Notably, the website offers online customer service in 15 languages.

At the event, eight projects invested by Fortune 500 companies such as BYD, COFCO, and Siemens; 11 projects invested by Hong Kong-based entities such as the University of Hong Kong Institute for China Business (HKU ICB) and the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence Computing Center; as well as nine projects invested by mainland-listed companies, were simultaneously unveiled. This showcased the allure of Qianhai's exceptional business environment to companies looking to establish a presence in the area.

Dr. Henry Ma, assistant director of HKU ICB, said that the institute will prioritize interdisciplinary education to nurture talents capable of working across disciplines, thereby fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Qianhai in the future. 

Zhang Fumin, director of HKUST Cheng Kar-Shun Robotic Institute, explained that the institute's decision to settle in Qianhai stemmed from three main factors: its coastal location, streamlined government services, and the support and subsidies offered to Hong Kong talents in Qianhai. 

"Qianhai's coastal location allows us to conveniently establish experimental facilities. I must emphasize my surprise at the Qianhai Authority's efficiency. My personal talent visa was processed in about a month, which is truly remarkable," he stated.

During the event, Huang Xiaopeng, executive vice director of the Qianhai Authority, unveiled plans to establish six new clusters in Qianhai, namely, development of AI, supply chain, integrated circuit, offshore equipment, shipping service, and consulting service.

From January to September this year, Qianhai's GDP reached 154.3 billion yuan (US$21.49 billion), up by 15.2%.