Huanqiu reported that Hong Kong has become less appealing to mainlanders as the number of immigrants from the mainland has been decreasing. The article said that Hong Kong has a quota of 50,000 for mainlanders to immigrate there each year. In the past, the quota has always been used up. However, this year, over 10,000 of the quota has not been used. This is an indication that Hong Kong is less appealing to mainlanders. Some experts are concerned that, due to the limitation of space in Hong Kong, it will be more difficult for Hong Kong to attract talent from other areas; this may impact its future development.
Source: Huanqiu, August 15, 2015