You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.
Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams
The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and meets in Hong Kong, also known as the pearl of the Orient. The island is a harmonious fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, the stepping-stone port of entry into China. Hong Kong's beautiful skyline, new airport, natural harbor, world-renowned shopping centers, and film industry all made it an international hub. There is little doubt that this East-West mindset is reflected in the way Hong Kongers conduct business.
This bicultural mindset has helped to create a flourishing service-oriented economy, representing one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world.1 Hong Kong is ranked first in the world, the top-rated economic freedom according to the Index of Economic Freedom, a spot it has held for 20 consecutive years.2 The economy is bolstered by the fact that it is a free port without customs tariffs or value-added taxes imposed. This market opens its arms wide to foreign investments without undue regulations and is a direct channel for investment in China. All these things have contributed to making Hong Kong a place with the ‘highest level of economic freedom worldwide.’3
Hong Kong is a world financial hub operating under ‘one country, two systems,’ providing autonomy in economic and social ...