Hong Kong: The Gateway for Chinese Outbound Investment


Hong Kong: The Gateway for Chinese Outbound Investment





1. Diversified Fund Raising Platform

  • World’s largest IPO market in 2016 raising USD25.1 billion
  • World’s largest offshore RMB liquidity
  • 1,000+ Mainland companies were listed with a market value of around HKD 15.6 trillion by end of 2016
  • Home to about 70 of the world’s top 100 banks


2. Global Investment Hub

  • Leading recipient and source of FDI flows
  • Asia’s important venture capital and private equity management centre
  • Key offshore capital-raising hub for Chinese enterprises
  • Premier location as Corporate Treasury Centre with a competitive tax regime
  • 3,700+ regional headquarters and regional offices of MNCs
  • 1,000+ Chinese mainland companies set up regional headquarters and local offices in Hong Kong
  • Prominent fund and asset management centre with access to 4.7 million high net worth individuals in Asia Pacific


3. World-class Professional Services Hub

  • 1,800+ Certified Public Accountants (CPA) firms and corporate practices
  • 4,500+ practising CPAs
  • Around 1,000 Hong Kong and foreign law firms with the presence of most global law firms
  • 9,000+ practising solicitors plus 1,300+ registered foreign lawyers from 30+ jurisdictions


4. Legal Regime

  • Rule of law upheld by an independent judiciary
  • Ranked 4th out of 140 economies in judicial independence by World Economic Forum in 2015
  • Arbitral awards are enforceable in 150+ New York Arbitration Convention contracting members, as well as in the Chinese mainland and Macao SAR
  • Preferred venue for arbitration, mediation and domain name disputes resolution with world class legislative framework, independent judiciary and leading international arbitral and mediation institution


5. International Network and Connectivity

  • At the heart of Asia; half the world’s population lies within a five-hour flight of Hong Kong
  • The most well-connected international trading centre as well as a major platform for China’s foreign trade and investment
  • More than 100 airlines operate flights from Hong Kong to about 190 locations worldwide, including some 50 destinations on the Chinese mainland.


How HK can help