Date of Award


Degree Type

TPG Capstone Project (Taught Postgraduate Project)


Sociology and Social Policy


Prof. Stefan KÜHNER


In the past two years, Hong Kong has undergone tremendous changes in its internal and external environments. Under the influence of social movements, Sino-US trade negotiations, pandemic and the global economic downturn, Hong Kong's local economy continues to be sluggish. The number of unemployed continues to rise, and the youth unemployment rate is much higher than that of other age groups. To get out of adversity, the younger generation needs diversified development, and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area might just open up a new path for them.

Based on existing evidence, this study discusses Hong Kong youth’s willingness and views on the development of their careers in the Greater Bay Area, their opportunities and challenges, and especially the obstacles encountered by Hong Kong youth who are interested in finding employment or starting a business in Guangdong Province. Thus, effective, specific and feasible measures would be proposed to eliminate relevant obstacles, so as to provide more choices for the career development of Hong Kong youth.



Recommended Citation

Cheng, K. L. (2021). Hong Kong youngsters pursuing career in the Greater Bay Area: Opportunities and challenges (TPG Capstone Project, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from

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