Hong Kong - An Introduction

Hong Kong is a vibrant cosmopolitan city at the south-eastern tip of China. With an area of 1,106.34square kilometres, the city is made up of Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories (including 262 outlying islands). Strategically located at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong has built a reputation as a regional business hub, a natural gateway bridging East and West, and the home of a highly productive workforce.

You can find more information about Hong Kong - its government structure, economy, geography, climate, languages, etc by clicking:

Fact Sheets

The Hong Kong Fact Sheets series provide useful information about Hong Kong on a comprehensive range of topics, ranging from government system to economic, social and livelihood matters.

Government Yearbook

The Government Yearbook is an annual government publication which reviews the development of Hong Kong over the past year.

Basic Law

The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was adopted on 4 April 1990 by the Seventh National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China and came into effect on 1 July 1997. It is the constitutional document of the HKSAR and enshrines within a legal document the important concepts of "One Country, Two Systems", "high degree of autonomy" and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong". It also prescribes the various systems to be practised in the HKSAR.


With a central location in east Asia and with a rapidly growing Mainland China as its hinterland, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an international business, trade and financial hub. Building on its traditional free market economic policy, Hong Kong has developed into a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan services economy, underpinning the role of the city as a global business platform.

Learn more about Hong Kong's overall economic situation, including its GDP growth, external trade, retail sales, property market, labour market, financial market and consumer price inflation, etc on the following website:


Browse the latest statistics on Hong Kong (e.g. population, labour, external trade, national Income and balance of payments, consumer price, GDP, energy, housing and property, business performance of key sectors) and access various statistical reports and publications on

Brand Hong Kong

Brand Hong Kong symbolises Hong Kong's heritage while reflecting the city's forward-looking and innovative nature. Since it was launched in 2001, the visual identity of a flying dragon and the "Asia's world city" brandline have become synonymous with Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's Attributes - Cosmopolitan, Connected, Diverse, Dynamic, Secure