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City Attributes – Equality protected by law

Hong Kong upholds equality with laws that protect people against discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability and family status.
 
Ethnic minorities and expatriates from around the world live in harmony in the city and make up about 8 per cent of Hong Kong’s population of 7.34 million. 
 
Hong Kong also upholds gender equality, promotes women's advancement and advocates family-friendly employment practices. Women hold about one-third of senior government positions and about 30 per cent of private sector management positions.
 
Laws against unfair trade practices covering goods and services offer consumers greater protection, while local and international companies compete on an equal footing in Hong Kong's "nationality neutral" business environment.

City Attributes

"Our tall story"
Our “Tall Story” is about a dynamic global financial hub, a connected city that connects the world. A city where East meets West, and home to a diverse cosmopolitan mix of people, where stability and security enables life and business to thrive. It is also a city surrounded by green countryside.
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Spotlight Hong Kong
Every day, our roving photographers cover a vast diversity of interesting things around Hong Kong. They shoot from helicopters and mountain tops, and they cover world-class sports events, carnivals, festivals and exhibitions. Their images – and the little stories that go with them – help cast an international spotlight on Hong Kong. Check out a quick sample of their work in the first quarter of 2017.
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Fast train to Mainland
The Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), expected to start rolling in third quarter of 2018, will link Hong Kong with the 20 000-km national high-speed rail network – the largest such network in the world.
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Equality protected by law
Hong Kong upholds equality with laws that protect people against discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability and family status.
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One country, two systems
Under the one country, two systems principle, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) exercises a high degree of autonomy and enjoys executive, legislative and independent judicial power, including that of final adjudication, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Law.
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HK • a centre of global learning
Hong Kong is home to many overseas education institutions and international schools offering overseas curricula.
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Mega media hub
Hong Kong has a vibrant media scene and is home to many local and international media organisations including broadcasters, TV channels, and news agencies.
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The rolls-royce of cruise terminals
Built on the runway of the former Kai Tak Airport, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, designed by Foster + Partners, is one of the world’s premier cruise terminals. Departures Magazine described it as the “Rolls-Royce of Cruise Terminals”.
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Connectivity city • Hong Kong
Hong Kong is highly connected by a well-developed network of roads, tunnels and bridges.
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Asia’s events capital
With world-class convention and exhibition facilities and great attractions, Hong Kong is a premier destination for meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions. Every year, the city hosts hundreds of events, which attract more than 1.7 million overnight arrivals who contributed more than US$1.8 billion to the local economy.
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Hong Kong • Belt & Road super connector
Connectivity is central to the Belt & Road Initiative, a visionary plan by the Central Government to enhance connectivity across nations spanning Asia, the Middle East and Europe for mutual benefit through trade and people-to-people links.
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Airport reaches high
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is one of the world’s busiest and extensively connected airports. It is also frequently ranked one of the world’s best airports.
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A ship-shape logistics hub
Strategically located at the centre of the fast developing Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest container ports and a premier regional hub port.
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As busy as a boundary crossing
In 2016, about 221.3 million passenger journeys (yep - a whopping 221.3 million!) were taken via land between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China, making boundary crossings between Hong Kong and Shenzhen among the world’s busiest.
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Getting around HK is a breeze
Hong Kong is one of the least car-dependent cities in the world, with about 90 per cent of daily commuter journeys happening on Hong Kong’s excellent public transport system.
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How do I love thee? Let me say the ways
Chinese and English are official languages in Hong Kong. But, as an international city, there are tens of thousands of people who speak their own language as well – Japanese, Korean, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia just to name a few.
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City of diverse dialects
Hong Kong people speak a variety of Chinese dialects.
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Hong Kong’s diverse landscapes
Hong Kong’s skyscraper-packed cityscape, dense residential districts and bustling shopping areas are perhaps the most recognised characteristic of this vibrant city.
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HK’s diverse dining scene
Hong Kong is a reputed foodies’ paradise. From humble dai pai dongs to world-class restaurants, the city offers a great variety of tastes from East and West and East-West fusion.
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