South China's Shenzhen is seeking to recruit five citizens from the Hong Kong and Macao Special Autonomous Regions into its civil service team as part of its efforts to build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
This is the first time that Shenzhen is recruiting civil servants exclusively from Hong Kong and Macao SARs, media reported.
experts see it as a chance to strengthen the identity of being "a
Greater Bay Area person" and attract talents of foreign nationality into
Shenzhen's civil service in the future.
According to a notice
released by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of
Shenzhen government, the creation of the civil service posts are a move
aimed at supporting outstanding young people from Hong Kong and Macao
who love the country and love Hong Kong and Macao to integrate
themselves into the country and participate in the development of the
Greater Bay Area.
The posts are being offered to fresh graduates
from Hong Kong and Macao who have a bachelor's degree or above, and
cover five professional fields: medical supervision, administrative
management, urban planning, financial supervision and foreign-related
management. The Shenzhen government will recruit one person for each
Citizens from Hong Kong and Macao coming to Shenzhen and
working as civil servants will boost Shenzhen's development and
communications between the mainland city and the SARs, and foster and
strengthen the identity of being "Greater Bay Area people," Liang
Haiming, dean of the Belt and Road Institute at Hainan University, who
closely follows the Hong Kong economic affairs, told the Global Times on
"The opening-up of Shenzhen will not only help attract
foreign talents to its civil service teams in the future, but will also
help Shenzhen develop into an international innovation center," Liang
said, noting that participation of citizens from Hong Kong and Macao
will bring new ideas, technology and wisdom to Shenzhen and enrich the
administrative innovation of the Shenzhen government.
locations of those posts are in Futian, Luohu, Nanshan and other
downtown areas of Shenzhen, and are all a short distance from Hong Kong.
are required to be a Chinese national, and uphold the Constitution, the
leadership of the Communist Party of China and the socialist system.
Being a CPC member is not a compulsory requirement for the five posts,
the website of the Human Resources and Social Security Department of
Shenzhen government stated.
Candidates must sit a written test, and undergo a qualification review, physical test and an interview before they are recruited, according to the Shenzhen government. Application channels will be open until Thursday.
2020, the Guangdong provincial government announced that for the first
time, the South China province will recruit civil servants from Hong
Kong and Macao. But the applications were open only to fresh graduates
from Hong Kong who had studied at mainland universities.
the provincial-level civil servant posts, the Shenzhen positions are
open to a broader range of applicants from Hong Kong and Macao. Fresh
graduates who have studied at mainland universities or universities in
foreign countries can apply, according to the Human Resources and Social
Security Department of Shenzhen government.