Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Capital: Hong Kong HDI: 0.910 (12th)
Language: Chineses GDP (PPP): $414.5 billion
Population: ~ 7.188 million
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
Hong Kong is a city, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Vibrant and densely populated, it’s a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline. It’s also known for its lively food scene – from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea – and its shopping, with options spanning chaotic Temple Street Night Market to the city’s innumerable bespoke tailors.
Economic and Political Overview of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the world’s tenth largest trading power and the third largest financial centre in the world.
CIA – The World Factbook — Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a free market economy, highly dependent on international trade and finance
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Export.gov – Doing Business in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an ideal platform for doing business in Asia, especially for mainland China.
Hong Kong business environment
Hong Kong has a free-enterprise, free-trade economy. The government has traditionally adopted a policy of nonintervention in the private sector, while at the same time providing the territory with a modern and sophisticated commercial infrastructure
Establishing a Presence
Business Types – Hong Kong Incorporation Entity Types
The most common type of business entities in Hong Kong are companies, sole proprietorships and partnerships.
Business Types – Types of Companies in Hong Kong
Types of Companies in Hong Kong
Business Registration Requirements – Hong Kong Company Registration
To do business in Hong Kong, one can set up a sole proprietorship, a partnership or register one’s own company incorporated elsewhere as an overseas company in Hong Kong.
Business Registration Requirements – GovHK: Starting a Business
Information on registration and company officer obligations
Hong Kong Corporate Tax Rate | 1997-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Hong Kong stands at 16.50 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Hong Kong averaged 16.58 percent from 1997 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 17.50 percent in 2004 and a record low of 16 percent in 1999. Corporate Tax Rate in Hong Kong is reported by the Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong corporate tax
Profits tax is payable by every company carrying on a trade, profession or business in Hong Kong on profits arising in or derived from Hong Kong from that trade, profession or business.
Hong Kong Personal Income Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Hong Kong stands at 15 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Hong Kong averaged 15.36 percent from 2004 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in 2005 and a record low of 15 percent in 2008. Personal Income Tax Rate in Hong Kong is reported by the Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Individual – Taxes
Hong Kong does not impose income tax on individual total income.
Hong Kong SAR China – Bureau of Consular Affairs
See “Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements” on this site
Hong Kong Visa, Entry Requirements
Although Hong Kong and Macau are parts of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), as Special Administrative Regions (SAR), each has its own entry regulations.
Hong Kong Transportation
2024 tips on getting to and getting around Hong Kong from real travelers and locals.
Hong Kong Transportation: By Air, Train, Metro, Ferry, Bus
Hong Kong has a highly developed transport system. You can get there by plane, by ferry and cross-boundary bus and get around by subway, light rail, bus, minibus
Telecom – Hong Kong Fact Sheets – Telecommunications
Hong Kong has one of the most sophisticated and successful telecommunication markets in the world.
Telecommunications companies in Hong Kong
A listing of telecom companies in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Labor Laws | eHow
Labor laws are contained in a written Employment Ordinance, and employers and employees can negotiate contract of employment terms, provided that none of the terms in any contract of employment violate the regulations contained in the Employment Ordinance.
Guide to Employment Law in Hong Kong
A comprehensive guide to employment law in Hong Kong.
Employee Termination and Retrenchment
This guide will help you understand the basic rules and regulations governing employee termination and retrenchment
Cost of Living in Hong Kong | Expat Arrivals
The cost of living in Hong Kong can be high for expats.
Cost of Living in Hong Kong
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Hong Kong. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included
Business Etiquette – Hong Kong Guide: Business culture and etiquette
How to do business in Hong Kong: Hong Kong´s business culture emphasizes personal reputation.
Business Etiquette – Doing Business in Hong Kong | etiquette
This guide to doing business in Hong Kong presents some useful tips on some salient points relating to etiquette, protocol and cross cultural communication.
Climate – Hong Kong Weather: Climate
Subtropical Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons – warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, cool and dry winter.
Climate | Hong Kong Tourism Board
Information on Hong Kong’s sub-tropical climate, including the duration of the typhoon season.
Safety – Hong Kong (SAR of China) travel advice
Travel advice from the UK government
Safety – Hong Kong SAR China – travel.state.gov
See “Safety and Security” on this site
Education – The Hong Kong Education System
While there are nine years of compulsory schooling in Hong Kong, six in primary school and three in junior secondary school, the Hong Kong government has recently moved to make it easier and more likely that the majority of students will receive 12 years of education.
Education – Guide To International Schools in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, there is a highly competitive private education system featuring some of the best learning institutions in the world
Holidays – Hong Kong Public Holidays 2016
Public holidays in Hong Kong are provided for by legislation, namely the General Holidays Ordinance
Holidays in Hong Kong in 2017
Comprehensive list of National and Regional Public Holidays that are celebrated in Hong Kong during 2017
Demographics of Hong Kong
This site provides information on the demographic features of the population of Hong Kong, includingpopulation density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace
Demographics – CIA – The World Factbook — Hong Kong
Demographic facts and statistics from the CIA
Hong Kong customs
Hong Kong Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Export.gov – Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs regarding import/export
Trade Agreements in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Free Trade Agreement
Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and the Member States of the European Free Trade Association
Housing and Rentals
Accommodation | Hong Kong Tourism Board
In Hong Kong, you can hang your hat in modest guesthouses, youth hostels, palatial hotels, chic boutiques, and mid-range comfort – in the heart of the city
10 Best Accommodation in Hong Kong
Hotel guide for Hong Kong
Hong Kong Travel Guide | Fodor’s Travel
Expert picks for your Hong Kong vacation, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, top attractions, and more.
Hong Kong Tourism Board – Official Site
Hong Kong’s official tourism guide includes tourist information on attractions, events, shopping and dining, vacation holiday packages, street maps, virtual tours