|Are you a Hong Kong "special talent" who wants residency in Beijing?|
Is that really a big bonus?
"I am here because Beijing offers better job opportunities. Permanent residency is not a significant factor to make me stay," says George Yue Hong-chu, who has worked in Beijing in technology and operations management for eight years.
Yue has no plans to stay long term because it was difficult for him to integrate into the local culture, and pollution was another factor.
"Permanent residency may offer some benefits in medical and other areas, but these are not enough to attract me to stay for a very long time," he said.
An immigration consultant said Hong Kong senior executives didn't find local medical or educational services attractive, because most preferred international schools, hospitals and clinics.
But, if Hong Kong people did obtain hukou on the mainland, it would definitely help them enter industries that were previously restricted, or some people may find it attractive.
Talk about getting brownie points...