It seems that I have stirred up some interest in the manner by which short-term and temporary work visas for overseas talent are issued in Hong Kong. I think the Government has the potential for an easy and practical "win" here. My final article as Chairman, in the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce magazine, highlighted this as an issue.
Now the call has been taken up elsewhere, with a commentary in the China Daily on 29 May supporting the view.
I received an encouraging letter from the Chief Executive the other day thanking me for the proposal and saying it would be looked at as a priority. I believe it should be relatively simple to implement, and would create a lot of good will.