China News Service, Beijing, March 5 (Reporter Li Tengfei) During the National Two Sessions in 2024, Kwok Kee-fai, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and executive director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, said in an interview with reporters that Hong Kong youth should be further encouraged to increase their experience in mainland learning and exchange during their studies. , and support "Hong Kong's development into an international post-secondary education hub" to attract more mainland and international students to study in Hong Kong.

Photo provided by interviewee Guo Jihui, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

  This is the second year that Guo Jihui has participated in the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Based on his past proposal experience, Guo Jihui submitted 3 proposals to the conference and continued to pay attention to the development of the Greater Bay Area.

  “Unknowingly, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been implemented for five years. Friends who often travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland should have really felt the changes in the Greater Bay Area. Both software and hardware connectivity are Improve gradually." Guo Jihui said.

  In 2023, led by Guo Jihui, the Hong Kong and Guangdong Youth Federation launched the sixth "Hong Kong Youth Greater Bay Area Development Index" survey.

During his research, Kwok found that although the overall academic and employment ecosystems in the two places are not yet perfect, the willingness of young people in Hong Kong to study, further their studies, and find employment in the Greater Bay Area is on a clear upward trend.

  "Supporting Hong Kong youth to integrate into the Greater Bay Area and better achieve personal development is a long-term task. There are about 60,000 associate degrees in Hong Kong every year. How to make it easier for them to enter mainland universities? How to attract more mainland students Going to study and work in Hong Kong? These are common concerns," said Guo Jihui.

  In order to answer these questions, in the proposal, Guo Jihui proposed to trial the "Graduate Exam-free Admission Plan" in higher education institutions in mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area. In certain subjects (such as liberal arts and social science subjects), Hong Kong students can be admitted based on basic language scores and undergraduate majors. Grades and other qualifications to apply for postgraduate studies in Mainland China.

  As for associate degree students in Hong Kong, we are considering setting up a separate examination for them in the form of a "college-to-bachelor degree" to advance to undergraduate studies at mainland universities in the Bay Area, so as to gain recognition from mainland cities and enterprises in the Greater Bay Area.

  He also suggested that more mainland schools in the Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong schools can cooperate to set up "dual degree" courses; extend the Hong Kong SAR government's "Continuing Education Fund" to mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area; lower the threshold for Hong Kong people to apply for credit cards in the mainland, etc. ...Multiple measures have been taken to build a bridge for Hong Kong people to "go north".

  On the other hand, in order to attract more mainland students to study and work in Hong Kong and promote exchanges between the two places, Guo Jihui suggested holding activities such as symposiums, admissions fairs and career exhibitions to enhance mainland students’ understanding of Hong Kong’s academic and employment opportunities; further Expand the list of Hong Kong higher education institutions that can recruit undergraduate or postgraduate students in the Mainland to 22 higher education institutions in Hong Kong.

  "There is still room for increase in the existing 'Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship' funding quota, especially for the top 10% of scholarship recipients in schools. If they continue to stay in Hong Kong for development after graduation, it is recommended to provide them with additional scholarships, thereby providing benefits to the entire The Greater Bay Area 'grabs talents and retains talents'." Guo Jihui said.