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Developing a Knowledge-based Economy

Pooling of Talent

40.       Quality human capital is the most important element in developing a knowledge-based economy.  The Government has therefore been investing heavily in education to enhance the quality of teaching and nurture talent.  Our provision for education in 2007?8 will be $50.1 billion, an increase of $2.2 billion over the current financial year, accounting for nearly a quarter of our total recurrent expenditure.


41.       With a view to expanding our pool of talent, the Government will provide continuous support to local tertiary institutions in attracting more students from outside Hong Kong to study and, upon graduation, stay here to work.  In addition, we will continue to attract talent from around the world to pursue careers here through various talent admission schemes.  Last year, more than 27 000 professionals were admitted under these schemes, an increase of 57 per cent over 2003.


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