Ninety Five percent of the population speaks Cantonese, the southern Chinese dialect.
English is spoken and understood by many people in Hong Kong and is used by the government and in courts.
Hong Kong is one of the top ten trading economies in the world with an annual trade of more than US$400 billion.
Hong Kong has the world's second highest per capita holding of foreign currency.
It is the second largest source of outward foreign direct investment in Asia.
It has the world's fifth largest foreign exchange reserves holding.
It is the world's ninth largest (sixth, if EU countries are regarded as one entity) trading economy and
The world's ninth largest exporter of commercial services.
Hong Kong has the world's busiest airport in terms of international cargoes and the world's busiest container port.
It is Asia's largest gold bullion market, the fourth largest in the world.
Hong Kong’s stock exchange is Asia's second largest stock market, the 9th largest in the world.
It is also Asia's third largest foreign exchange market in terms of turnover, the 7th in the world.
Much of Hong Kong was developed in the last 25 years, largely as it discovered wealth creation opportunities.
City grew vertically to become one of the biggest financial centers of the world.
One of the world's largest most efficient ports
Asian headquarters of several MNCs
Gateway to companies manufacturing in China
One of the world's busiest tourist destinations
A thriving real estate industry.
World Class Infrastructure
Absolute marvel called the HK airport.
Airport Express Train seamlessly integrates with the arrivals area, where the passengers are whisked away to the city.
The city has a clockwork precise underground metro network, an air-conditioned public bus system, mini buses, ferries to connect various islands and a tram network.
Despite being one of the most affluent places on earth, 90% of Hong Kong's population uses the public transport to get around.
Public roads are congested but traffic jams are rare due to excellent flyovers, tunnels and signaling systems.
Despite heavy rains every year, the roads never have potholes as they often crop up in India as the technology used for road building is different.
Everything in Hong Kong works.
Government offices open at precise times, they are well staffed, and government officials are as driven to help as say that in a private MNC bank, technology is used to the extent possible and is constantly upgraded.
Any government process that seems redundant and long is constantly evaluated and refreshed based on people's feedback.
To give an example, Hong Kong's residents do not get their passports stamped upon arriving or leaving Hong Kong. They simply touch their smart cards at unmanned counters to pass.
Corruption cases are rare and when discovered, punished severely.
While not as cosmopolitan as New York and London, HK tries to encourage cultural activities with a lot of support from the government.
State owned venues are world-class, and often hosts plays, concerts, film festivals and performances from around the world.
While the focus in HK is on business, the government realizes the need for culture in the city to prevent it from becoming an urban ghetto.
One of the lesser known facts about Hong Kong is that nearly 40 per cent of its land area is reserved as country parks.
Global images of HK are usually about the skyline and the skyscrapers.
But Hong Kong has wonderful natural trials, forest areas, hiking routes that are dotted around the city.
The mountainous terrain and the stunning ocean often give stunning views from various points across the city.
Why Indian Businesses and Professionals love Hong Kong?
Hong Kong has always been the hub of the Asian economy.
Hong Kong is an important international trading and logistics hub serving the region. Its strategic location as the main gateway for trade and investment moving in and out of Mainland China and its close ties with Southeast Asia make it an attractive and potentially rewarding strategic base for international players.
It has a low tax regime.
It has a transparent common law legal system and an impartial judiciary.
It has a state-of-the-art infrastructure.
It has a free flow of information.
It is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and a truly international lifestyle.