Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung
Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung
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Fall in visa numbers adds up to trouble in Hong Kong

  • Once health issue is defused and economic growth picks up, Hong Kong must redouble efforts to extend warm welcome to talent and restore its reputation as one of the safest cities in Asia

Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung
Partly because of coronavirus, Hong Kong – an international finance hub – saw a drop in visa approvals for expatriates in the six months to June. The challenge now is to restore itself as a beacon for talent. Photo: Sun Yeung
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