Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China under the “one country, two systems” arrangement by which Hong Kong is a part of the country, but it is no ordinary Chinese city.
In Hong Kong, East and West blend in many ways, from festival and food to architecture and entertainment.
Hong Kong boasts many museums, concert halls and performance spaces and a vast array of cultural events from around the world throughout the year. The mega West Kowloon Cultural District is under construction.
Apart from being a modern cosmopolitan, Hong Kong has 111 declared monuments and has received 16 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Hong Kong is a dynamic business, finance, trading and shipping hub. It is also a leading design and innovation centre.
In 2015, for 22 consecutive years, the Heritage Foundation ranked Hong Kong the world’s freest economy.
The Fraser Institute has also consistently ranked Hong Kong number one in the world in terms of economic freedom.
Hong Kong is one of the easiest places in the world to do business. About 8,000 overseas and Mainland Chinese companies keep offices in Hong Kong. It is also rapidly emerging as a start-up hub, with around 1,560 start-ups as at August 2015.
As one of the most important financial centres in the world, Hong Kong is also the world’s largest offshore Renminbi business centre.
We have one of the lowest salaries and profits tax rates in the world.
Hong Kong enjoys preferential access to the Mainland China market under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, making us a “super-connector”.
Rule of law, clean government and green space combine to create a safe, stable and quality environment for people to live, work, study and enjoy life.
Hong Kong has one of the world’s lowest overall crime rates for a city.
International surveys consistently rate Hong Kong as one of the “least corrupt” places in Asia.
Nearly three-quarters of Hong Kong is countryside. We have extensive hiking trails with spectacular views just steps from the city centre.
Hong Kong is a diverse and pluralistic society. Both Chinese and English are our official languages.
Ethnic minorities make up more than six per cent of the population. They live in harmony with the Chinese mainstream in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has 50 international schools, more than any other Asian cities.
Strategically located at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is superbly connected within the city and with the rest of the world.
Hong Kong is Asia’s aviation hub.
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s busiest passenger airports, connecting Hong Kong to about 190 destinations. It has also been the world’s number one cargo airport for years. Within five hours’ flight time from Hong Kong, we can reach half of the world’s population.
Hong Kong is a world leader in IT infrastructure, internet security and free flow of information. It has the world’s fastest broadband download speed and one of the world’s highest WiFi penetration rates.