Connect and Excel in Hong Kong
We enter 2019 by welcoming the Heritage Foundation's high regard for Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 25th year in a row.
Under the "One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong enjoys unique dual advantages. Hong Kong's rule of law, independent judiciary, free flow of information and capital, robust intellectual property regime and business-friendly environment provide the greatest certainty to do business. We offer world-class financial and professional services. We have also positioned Hong Kong as an international dispute resolution centre and our arbitration sector is world renowned.
China has promulgated the Outline Development Plan of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the Greater Bay Area) in February 2019. The Greater Bay Area covers China's most affluent region, including Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province. The Outline Development Plan consolidates Hong Kong's status as international financial, transportation and trade centre as well as an international aviation hub, a global offshore Renminbi business hub, an international asset management centre and a risk management centre.
China's far-reaching Belt and Road Initiative also brings tremendous business opportunities for Hong Kong in everything from infrastructure financing, professional services, insurance as well as risk management services.
In the latter half of 2018, we saw the commissioning of two major pieces of infrastructure, the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge which further enhance our connectivity in the region. Looking ahead, the third runway for the world-renowned Hong Kong International Airport will further strengthen Hong Kong's role as a major hub in Asia.
As the official representation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the European Union (EU), 14 of its Member States, and to Turkey, the mission of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels is to promote bilateral ties, be they economic, trade, investment or cultural. We are in regular contact with the European institutions, Member State Governments, the business and commercial sectors, and cultural and media organisations within the EU. Our Invest Hong Kong unit provides up-to-date information for European businesses interested in establishing a presence in Hong Kong. For general visitors, Hong Kong is a gourmet and shopping paradise and a safe city. Hong Kong is in fact the most popular tourist destination in the world, having received more than 60 million guests in 2018.
We invite our European friends to visit Hong Kong to learn more about what we could offer. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information about Hong Kong. Let's connect and excel in Hong Kong !
Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union