Hong Kong falls behind?

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Despite the huge investment toward public education made by the new administration of the Hong Kong government, the results of the recent IMD World Talent Ranking don’t reflect this. The survey ranks resources committed to cultivating home-grown human capital, how much a place attracts foreign talent and retains professionals from the local talent pool, and the quality of skills and competencies available in an area. According to the study, Hong Kong has fallen on all three of these measures. Chief Executive Carrie Lam argues that the data used in the survey may not be representative of the recent measures her administration has taken, and is not worried about Hong Kong’s position at 18th place.And to be fair 18th place is not all that bad. While surveys and rankings have their pitfalls, they do influence some people so it is important to keep an eye on them.

Read the SCMP article here

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