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Hong Kong as the Asia’s World City

Hong Kong has positioned itself to become the world city of Asia.

This positioning is designed to highlight Hong Kong’s existing strengths in areas such as financial services, trade, tourism, transport, communications, and as a regional hub for international business and a major city in China.

It is also an aspirational undertaking – a benchmark by which Hong Kong’s development as a society and an economy can be gauged and debated.
Hong Kong’s positioning as Asia’s world city, like other world cities such as London and New York, is based on:

• Its role as a manager and co-ordinator of global economic activity
• A core of world-class service providers and a highly productive workforce
• Modern hard and soft infrastructure
• Educational and other institutions focused on knowledge-creation and enhancing the quality of life
• Commitment to maintaining the rule of law, freedom of expression and association, the free flow of information, openness and diversity
• Strong links with its hinterland, the Pearl River Delta, one of the most rapidly growing regions in the world, also known as the Greater Bay Area