Editorial : When can Hong Kong people apply for a job in mainland civil service?

【明報專訊】ANDY Tsang Wai-hung, former Commissioner of Police, has recently assumed the post of deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Commission, becoming the second person from Hong Kong after Laura Cha Shih May-lung — who was appointed vice-chairman at the China Securities Regulatory Commission — to assume a high position in a national agency. This not only shows the national government's trust in Hong Kong people but also sets a shining example of Hong Kong people serving the national government in reciprocation for what it has offered to Hong Kong, both of which are commendable. However, this is an exception rather than the norm, as there is still not a timetable for introducing policies that allow Hong Kong people to apply for a job in the civil service of China. In the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong is encouraged to be integrated into the master plan of national development. That integration should be all-encompassing. Why can't this start with allowing Hong Kong people to apply for a job in the civil service in the Greater Bay Area?