Shenzhen, August 4, 2023 – Momentum Works and the Qianhai International Talent Hub entered into a strategic cooperation agreement.  

The agreement was signed by Jianyue Liang, General Manager of Qianhai International Talent Hub, and Jianggan Li, CEO of Momentum Works in Shenzhen. 

Qianhai International Talent Hub (QITH), a subsidiary under Qianhai Service Group, is responsible for managing public services for foreign high-end talent working in Shenzhen through its mission of “serving the overall in one domain”. 

QITH deems itself as “a physical landmark and an emotional harbour” for the country to introduce global scientific and technological innovation talents and becoming a hub for global talents. 

The hub has 9 talent centres of communication, experience, service, sci-tech innovation, training, evaluation, headhunting and investment, transformation and big data. 

Momentum Works Immersion programme: At the QITH office lobby

These centres serve as a one-stop platform for international talents seeking employment, entrepreneurship, investment and lifestyle on the Chinese mainland and in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Aligned with the shared goals of China and Singapore’s governments, QITH aims to leverage resources from international and domestic markets to foster deeper collaboration within frameworks like the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Shenzhen-Singapore initiatives. 

This collaboration will encompass various dimensions, including the exchange of international talents, expansion of business ventures, technological innovations, and more.

Where is Qianhai?

Qianhai is actually short for “Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (前海深港现代服务业合作区)” with a planning area of 15 square kilometers, is  is located on the east coast of the Pearl River.

It consists of three sections, namely Guiwan, Qianwan and Mawan. Planned, deployed and promoted by President Xi Jinping, the advancement of the development and opening of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is a major measure of the country’s reform and opening-up initiative in the new era.

Momentum Works Immersion programme: Model of Qianhai buildings and landscape at the Qianhai International Exhibition Centre 

Why is Qianhai important? 

Qianhai, being part of Shenzhen, is one of China’s test beds for innovation. Since 2010, cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong has been a core strategic mission of Qianhai. Ever since its establishment, Qianhai Cooperation Zone has introduced various preferential policy measures for Hong Kong people and businesses. 

Momentum Works Immersion programme: Showcase of President Xi Jinping’s support in Qianhai at the Qianhai International Exhibition Centre 

Since then, it has been wooing the attention of other countries with its (attractive) policies, services for companies, talent attraction and very importantly, community building.

Momentum Works Immersion programme:  Mr Liang welcoming the Momentum Works Immersion programme participants to Qianhai, July 2023

We see a lot of synergies between what Momentum Works is doing to bridge the insights between China and the world, and what the Qianhai International Talent Hub mission is to bring more business opportunities into the Greater Bay Area. 

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