The number coming in is dropping rapidly. Hong Kong handed out 32,248 work visas last year, down from 62,155 in 2017, according to the Immigration Department. Only 5,701 visas were approved for international workers under the General Employment Policy in the first half of this year, compared to 20,314 in the first half of 2018. Visas for professionals from mainland China fell 10% in the same period.
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