Vannessa Kwok Nga-yu, 15, Law Ting Pong Secondary School
No way! I would like to go to different countries and have different experiences when I am still young and strong.
I want to get a better understanding of the cultures and lifestyles of people in different countries. This way, I can enhance my knowledge and become a more mature person.
I believe that most companies would like to hire people who have had such wide experience. However, I would like to return to Hong Kong after having an amazing time in many different countries.
Cheung Yuet-ning, 16, Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
After I graduate from university, I think I would work overseas. I want to gain experience working for companies in a foreign country. There aren’t too many good job opportunities in Hong Kong. Also, there’s not much of a chance here for me to try out new things and learn new skills.
If I work abroad, I wouldn’t be able to see my family or friends face-to-face, but I don’t think this would be a problem. I can always Skype them!
So I would like to work overseas because it can help me understand more and know more about different things, people, and places.
Ken Chan, 18, CNEC Christian College
i wouldn’t stay and work in Hong Kong.
First, Hong Kong is a tiny city with more than seven million people. There’s intense competition for jobs among local university graduates. So, it’s very difficult to get a well-paid job here.
Second, Hong Kong is a “first world” city with most of its economy controlled by big property companies. It is very hard for new entrepreneurs to survive in such an environment.
On the other hand, China is a developing country which wants to attract talented people. It would provide many opportunities for me to earn a lot of money.
Benedict Chow, 15, Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College
Despite being a Hongkonger, I would say no. Why? Because I am unhappy with the situation in Hong Kong. I think the Mong Kok riot and other protests were sparked by the government’s inability to solve the city’s problems. The people don’t trust the government which does not want to take responsibility for its mistakes. I would rather work in another country to gain an “international vision” and develop my career.
Stephen Chau Sheung-lam, 13, Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School
I was born and grew up in Hong Kong so there’s no doubt I would work here after I graduate. I don’t mind going abroad for a short working holiday though. But I would definitely like to find a permanent job in Hong Kong because all my family and friends are here. It is hard to imagine leaving them and visiting them only once a year.
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