Hong Kong is located in Eastern Asia on the southeast coast of China. The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English, and the currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Hong Kong continues to link its currency closely to the United States dollar (USD), maintaining an arrangement established in 1983.
Hong Kong was a self-governing British colony from 1841 to mid-1997. Pursuant to the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. According to the Basic Law (Hong Kong's constitutional document), Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defence affairs for the next 50 years after the sovereignty transfer under the 'one country, two systems' policy. The Basic Law ensures that Hong Kong's legal system is separate from the one of China and remains within the common law system. The Hong Kong SAR Government is committed to upholding the rule of law, which has played a vital role in Hong Kong's success in the past.
Hong Kong is one of the freest economies in the world. The Hong Kong SAR Government has long been endorsing the 'market driven with minimal government interference' policy in order to create a business-friendly environment in Hong Kong. Hong Kong became a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in 1991 and a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 1 January 1995.
Over the past few decades, Hong Kong has been transformed from a labour intensive manufacturing-based economy towards a high value-added and knowledge-based economy, with focus on international trade, financial services, tourism, etc. Since the handover in 1997, Hong Kong has become increasingly integrated with China through trade, tourism, and financial links. Hong Kong has also established itself as the premier stock market for Chinese firms seeking to list abroad and a prime renminbi (CNY) offshore centre.
PwC China, Hong Kong, and Macau work together on a collaborative basis, subject to local applicable laws. Collectively, we have around 600 partners and strength of around 16,000 people.
We provide organisations with the professional service they need, wherever they may be located. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals listen to different points of view to help organisations solve their business issues and identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to help co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest.
We are located in these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Dalian, Tianjin, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau.