Hong Kong is a city, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Vibrant and high populated, it’s a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline. It’s also known for its lively food scene – from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea – and its shopping opportunities in high-class shopping malls as well as in simple and chaotic night markets.
After 99 years under British Control, the territory became a special administrative region of China on 1 July 1997. Nevertheless, it has a high degree of autonomy with the principle of one country with two systems.
During the past decades, Hong Kong developed to a major trade hub in South East Asia and belongs to the three most important financial centres alongside New York City and London.