About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is officially known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong has one of the world’s most thriving economies and is a hub for international trade and investment. A cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong weaves Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade.

Hong Kong’s sovereignty was transfered from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China on July 1, 1997 under a “One Country, Two Systems” agreement. Under this agreement, Hong Kong will retain a high level of economic autonomy in all matters except defense affairs for the next 50 years.

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Quick Facts

Population | 7.8 million (2021)
GDP | US$366.02B (2021)
GDP per Capita | US$49,400 (2022)
Currency | Hong Kong Dollar
Languages | Chinese, English
Land Area | 6x the size of Washington DC
Legal System | Based upon English Common Law

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Hong Kong is known as the place where the East meets the West. The confluence of cultures is reflected in the customs, culture, and education of Hong Kong. A famous cultural export of Hong Kong is its entertainment industry, especially in movies. Famous actors such as Bruce Lee, Chow Yun-Fat, and Jackie Chan contributed greatly to the martial arts genre of film. Cantopop (Cantonese Popular Music) is a form of popular music from Hong Kong. True to its cosmopolitan population, Cantopop draws influence from Chinese music, jazz, rock & roll, r&b, and western pop music.

Recent Updates

  • HKETONY Strengthens Ties in Atlanta

    The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Maisie Ho paid a duty visit to Atlanta, Georgia, on November 8 and 9 to strengthen ties with the local government and business interlocutors. Ms Ho also attended the AAPI Business Forum......

  • Hong Kong Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2022

    Being absent for two years after Covid Pandemic the annual HKDBF was successfully held at Lake Lanier, despite forecast of rain and unpleasant condition. We had about 60 teams competing for the glory and fun! 2022 also marked the 25th Anniversary of the HKDBF held......

  • July 14-16, 2022 Washington DC Visit

    Representing the National USHKBA and HKAA, Henry Yu attended the 3-day event hosted by the United Chinese Americans Group. Over 620 people attended the Conference, which included over 250 youth (aged 15 through 25). Established in 2016 UCA Group to build a better Chinese American......

  • May 13, 2022 “Hong Kong Still Matters” Hybrid Conference

    Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY), Hong Kong Association of Atlanta (HKAA), and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) organized a hybrid Conference with the in-person session held at MAC and the online session via Zoom Meeting. This is the first time HKETONY,......

  • 20th Hong Kong Forum and Hangzhou Seminar-December 2019

    Dec 3-4 HK Forum Henry Yu, HKAA President and Board member David Wong attended the annual HK Forum, hosted by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council and The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. Over 350 people attended the 2-day networking event. Together with......

  • FinTech Power Houses

    “Where Atlanta and China’s Great Bay Area meet” August 14, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia HOSTS: HK Association of Atlanta (HKAA) Georgia State University Confucius Institute PARTNERS: America Israel Business Connector, Deloitte Tax LLP Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech Society The Carter Center, & World Trade Center......

  • Belt & Road Forum | September 19, 2018

    Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia Hong Kong Association of Atlantaand the Confucius Institute of Georgia State University jointly hosted a very successful Forum on BRI and opportunities for USA companies leveraging the HK Super Connector role. Over 160 attendees from business and local Asian communities participated......