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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.
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Hong Kong’s high ranking universities
Hong Kong universities hold a leading position in global rankings. International standards, opportunities and cultural diversity set Hong Kong apart as a
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WKCD • A vibrant new cultural quarter
The emerging West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) will be a vibrant new cultural space that will place Hong Kong on the forefront of the global art, cultural
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Sports Park to add city spark
The Kai Tak Sports Park will offer excellent new sports and leisure amenities in the city.
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Sustainable development for Lantau
Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong’s islands, is being transformed into a vibrant place of sustainable development and quality living.
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A new CBD emerging in Kowloon East
The visionary “Energizing Kowloon East” initiative is transforming a former industrial district and the vicinity of the former Kai Tak airport into an important and vibrant
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Double the action for HK Formula E races on Dec 2-3
Hong Kong is gearing up to play host for the opening races in the 2017 FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix on December 2-3.
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One Country, Two Systems • our bedrock
The “one country, two systems” principle is the bedrock of Hong Kong’s stability and future.
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HK people administer HK
The National People’s Congress authorises the HKSAR to exercise a high degree of autonomy and enjoy executive, legislative and independent judicial
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Flourishing economy
Over the past 20 years, Hong Kong has faced a number of challenges to emerge a stronger and more vibrant global hub of commerce and financial services.
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Innovative Hong Kong
Hong Kong has evolved from a manufacturing base in the 1960s and 1970s to a sophisticated services economy and financial and trading centre.
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Financial powerhouse
The cumulative efforts of generations of Hong Kong people have created a city legend. What was once a small, obscure fishing village has evolved into a major
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Hong Kong means business
Hong Kong is a leading international trade and business services centre.
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Awesome attractions
Magnificent country parks, interesting islands, world heritage geoparks and extensive urban greening make Hong Kong a fascinating place to visit.
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A liveable city
To build a liveable city, the Hong Kong SAR Government adopts a multi-pronged approach to open up land resources, increase the supply of housing, create
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World-class infrastructure
Hong Kong is well-connected with convenient modes of transport, including one of the world’s most efficient and affordable public transport systems.
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Green living
Few cities in the world can claim to have hiking trails in beautiful country parks so close to bustling urban centres as Hong Kong.
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Healthy living
Hong Kong’s robust healthcare system provides excellent, affordable healthcare for all.
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Quality education
Young people are Hong Kong’s most valuable asset and our future lies in their hands. The HKSAR Government invests heavily in education.
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Safe city
The rule of law upheld by an independent judiciary, clean government, a level playing field for business, a comprehensive health and welfare
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Free flow of information
As a free and open society, Hong Kong vigorously upholds the freedom of speech, the press and publication.
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Our people, our strength
While the majority of Hong Kong’s 7.34 million people are ethnic Chinese, our cosmopolitan city is also home to people from all over the world.
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Culture and recreation aplenty
Hong Kong offers a magnificent array of international and local cultural and sports events throughout the year.
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Thriving arts scene
Asia’s world city has a thriving arts scene. Throughout the year, a variety of international and local performing arts, orchestras, jazz ensembles, film and arts
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Hong Kong’s warm heart
Renowned for their philanthropy, Hong Kong people are ever willing to lend a hand to alleviate suffering when disasters strike at home and abroad.
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Sports hub Hong Kong
Hong Kong hosts a variety of international sporting events throughout the year, from marathons and equestrian events to rugby and regattas.
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A tolerant, pluralistic society
Hong Kong people enjoy freedom of worship. Churches, mosques, synagogues, Buddhist and Taoist temples and other places of worship give all major
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Customs & Excise • keeping HK secure
The Customs & Excise Department (C&ED) plays an important role in keeping Hong Kong secure.
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EMSD • Keeping HK safety on the go
Reliable electrical and engineering services are vital for Asia’s world city.
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Striving for cleaner air
Hong Kong is committed to becoming a cleaner, greener metropolis through a range of air quality improvement measures.
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Fire fighters to the rescue
Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department springs into action in the event of fires and other calamities.
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Assuring food safety
Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for the safety of the city’s food supply.
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Mega sea crossing to link 3 places in Pearl River Delta
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a masterpiece of engineering that will link the three key places in the Pearl River Delta.
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CHP • Protecting public health
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is a public health agency established in 2004 under the Department of Health. Its mission is to achieve effective prevention
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Custody and rehabilitation
The Correctional Services Department (CSD) is responsible for the custody and rehabilitation wrongdoers.
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Auxiliary medicos serving the community
The Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) is a corps of professional doctors and nurses and trained volunteers who support Hong Kong’s regular health and emergency
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Academy for fire fighters and paramedics
Hong Kong has its very own academy to train rescuers and fire fighters.
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Flying Service round the clock
The Government Flying Service (GFS) provides round-the-clock services, in the form of search and rescue missions, internal security support, emergency air
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Civil Aid Service offers emergency support
The Civil Aid Service (CAS), a Hong Kong SAR Government auxiliary emergency service, provides civil support services during emergencies to relieve
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Hong Kong’s bedrock • The Basic Law
The Basic Law is a national law of China that enshrines the “one country, two systems” principle under which the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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The rule of law rules!
Hong Kong’s greatest strength – the rule of law – is one of its core values and the cornerstone of its success as a leading international commercial and financial
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HK Immigration Department among the best
The Hong Kong Immigration Department’s services include facilitating nearly 820 000 inbound and outbound passenger movements per day, issuance
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Spotlight Hong Kong
Every day, our roving photographers cover a vast diversity of interesting things around Hong Kong.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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How do I love thee? Let me say the ways
Chinese and English are official languages in Hong Kong.
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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
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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
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