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Connected Hong Kong

Strategically situated at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is superbly connected to the world and the Mainland of China. The city's highly efficient public transport system and state-of-the-art telecommunications are highly acclaimed.

Within a four-hour flight of major Asian cities and a five-hour flight from half the world's population, Hong Kong is an important gateway to the Mainland of China – the world's most populous consumer market and largest manufacturing base.

Hong Kong is also a major international and regional aviation hub. Over 100 airlines operate flight services at Hong Kong International Airport to about 190 destinations worldwide, including more than 40 cities in the Mainland, with around 1 100 daily flights.

Hong Kong is one of the world's busiest container ports and a premier regional hub port, served by 340 container liner services per week to about 470 destinations worldwide.

With our Mass Transit Railway, double-decker buses, minibuses, ferries, railways and trams, Hong Kong's transport network is one of the most efficient in the world.

Hong Kong enjoys state-of-the-art telecommunications with fast, unrestricted broadband and a variety of mobile phone networks. The mobile penetration rate of 238.4 per cent (as at March 2017), is among the highest in the world, as are the fixed broadband penetration rate and average broadband speed. There are more than 45 000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in the city and the number continues to grow.

Hong Kong has earned a world reputation for extensive and efficient use of smart card technology in daily life. The multi-purpose Octopus card, smart identity card and the Autotoll System are widely used for shopping, public transport, rapid immigration clearance and e-business transactions.