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Guide for expatriates in Hong Kong

09 April, 2010 23:22  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ChinaWe are delighted to launch our new guide for expatriates in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is situated between the South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Straits, and has several deep natural harbours protected by mountains.

With a population of over 7 million people squeezed into an area of 1104.3 km2,Hong 
Kong Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, although many of the outlying islands remain uninhabited. It is still in the midst of land reclamation and is already bigger than it has ever been. The two official languages are Cantonese and English and the population is made of 94,9% chinese, 2,1% filipino and 3% others (mainly europeans). 

Runned by the United Kingdom, the handover to China happened on the first of July 1997. The handover did not change fundamentally the way Hong Kong is administrated apart from some symbolic changes like the word ‘Royal’ has been dropped for most institutions and the post boxes are now green rather than red.

Hong Kong economy is still driven ad rules by Hong-Kong itself, at least for the next 40 years or so. The island is a free market-enterprise society and will not change for a while. Hong Kong’s rank is third from the Global Financial Centres Index after London and New York and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the 6th in the world.

You will find the usual articles in our guides to prepare your expatriation and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...

You can also discuss and share experiences on Hong Kong in our forum.

   



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