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Lack of Talent Holds Back Greater Bay: SCMP

Beijing envisions the region as a financial and innovation hub but attracting skilled professionals has proved to be difficult

The Second Humen Bridge, one of the key infrastructure in the Greater Bay Area. Photo: Reuters


Chinese entrepreneurs in the southern Greater Bay Area, which includes Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong province, says a talent shortage is holding back the region’s development, the South China Morning Post reported.

While Beijing has envisioned the region as a financial and innovation hub, attracting more skilled professionals to the proposed megalopolis has proved to be difficult.

“The fundamental bottleneck for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is still [the lack of] talent,” Lin Dahua, a co-founder of AI unicorn SenseTime, told a forum.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post


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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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