Hong Kong announced its new special immigration policy meant to pull in talented individuals specialized in innovative technologies.
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The Hong Kong government published a Talent List on Tuesday covering 11 professions currently eligible to get benefits when applying for the city's Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS).
One of the covered fields is dedicated to "innovation and technology experts in, but not limited to, ... artificial intelligence, robotics, distributed ledger technologies, biometric technologies and industrial/chemical engineering, etc." The new policy is a part of an effort to strengthen Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness, according to the release.
To be approved for the program, candidates specialized in blockchain must hold a bachelor or above degree and have previous working experience. Applicants will be given points to compete which each other based on 2 tests: General Points Test and Achievement-based Points Test.
QMAS was launched in 2006 and is aimed at helping successful candidates enter and settle in the Chinese region without having to primarily get a job offer from a local firm.