Passengers check the flight schedule in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on September 10. People in their early 20s have emerged as the main group of Hongkongers who have left the city over the past five years. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Passengers check the flight schedule in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on September 10. People in their early 20s have emerged as the main group of Hongkongers who have left the city over the past five years. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Ken Chu
Opinion

Opinion

Ken Chu

How Hong Kong can stem the brain drain and compete in the global battle for talent

  • The city must help young people reach their potential and instil a sense of belonging, while increasing university places for non-locals, letting them stay longer after graduation
  • It could also raise the retirement age, learn from rival cities in offering incentives and rope overseas trade offices into the recruitment drive

Passengers check the flight schedule in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on September 10. People in their early 20s have emerged as the main group of Hongkongers who have left the city over the past five years. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Passengers check the flight schedule in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on September 10. People in their early 20s have emerged as the main group of Hongkongers who have left the city over the past five years. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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