Why Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is ideally located for growing companies that want to do business with Mainland China and Asia. It enjoys peerless transport connections.

Hong Kong is strategically located at the heart of Asia, alongside many of the region’s most exciting business markets.

Strategically located for business in Asia
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Perth are in the same time zone as Hong Kong
  • Bangkok, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo are within one hour’s difference
Easy and efficient regional travel is key to Hong Kong’s success as a regional centre.

Over 100 airlines offer flights to about 180 locations All Asia’s key markets are less than four hours’ flight away Half the world’s population is within five hours’ flight time About 1,000 daily flights between Hong Kong and the rest of the world

The gateway to Mainland China

Hong Kong offers easy access – commercially and geographically – to Mainland China business opportunities. The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region is immediately to the north of Hong Kong and business people commute regularly and easily between the two.

The PRD, as it’s commonly known, is China’s largest and most productive manufacturing region. It is home to tens of thousands of factories owned or managed by Hong Kong and overseas companies. As a result of its manufacturing success, the major cities of the PRD – Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan – are now among the wealthiest in China and have become strong markets for consumer goods and business services in their own right.

From Hong Kong to Guangzhou and beyond

Ensuring the smooth flow of people and cargo between Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential to business success. Several new transport links are under construction, including the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

The rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou will cover 142 kilometres in 48 minutes It will link into existing train services on the Mainland, connecting Hong Kong still further with other major cities in southern China and beyond Wuhan will be accessible in five hours and Shanghai in eight hours, city centre to city centre Hong Kong's strategic location diagram, refer to description for more info

Hong Kong’s efficient travel, logistics and telecommunications infrastructure makes international business easy.
Hong Kong has a simple, predictable and low tax system. The city only imposes three direct taxes, and filing taxes is straightforward.
Hong Kong has a strong pool of local talent, while business-friendly immigration policies make it simple to recruit professionals from overseas.
Hong Kong offers generous support to help companies set up and expand.
Hong Kong is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that welcomes expatriates. Excellent schools and healthcare and an exciting culture make it a great place to live and work.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most business-friendly cities. Free market policies, the rule of law and free flow of information mean a level playing field for all companies.