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Hong Kong has grown from a fishing and trading port into the financial capital of Asia and a center for international business that attracts international talent. Consistently ranked the world’s freest economy over places like Singapore, New Zealand, and Switzerland, growing businesses benefit from intellectual property protection laws and immigration policies that draw in an ambitious intellectual set.

The city is home to three of the world’s top 50 higher education institutions, along with tech incubators like Cyberport and R&D hubs like Hong Kong Science Park. From biotech to fintech, these institutions provide career-making opportunities and resources. In fact, a 2019 survey of expats conducted by HSBC ranked Hong Kong number one for career progression.

Hong Kong makes innovation accessible. Located at a global crossroads, you can reach half the world’s population in five hours or less by plane. Past Victoria Harbor you’ll find the longest bridge-tunnel sea crossing in the world, one of the busiest passenger and cargo airports, and the 26-km-long Hong Kong section that connects to mainland China’s high-speed rail network.

Digital connections ensure that the rest of the world is also readily accessible. Hong Kong’s government is developing a best-in-class IT infrastructure, which includes more than 34,000 free public wi-fi hotspots.

The appeal isn’t all business—Hong Kong is a vibrant cultural center filled with arts, music, and nightlife. From dragon boat races and traditional Cantonese opera to contemporary art and Michelin star restaurants, Hong Kong mixes Eastern and Western cultures to create something totally unique. 

Through its investments in technology, culture, and talent, Hong Kong and its surrounding regions are poised to become some of the most influential players in the new global economy.

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This article was created on behalf of Brand Hong Kong by Quartz Creative and not the Quartz editorial staff.

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