With a population of over 7 million people, Hong Kong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is a densely populated city in southern China geographically enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of the best cities in the world for quality of life. In fact, it has one of the highest life expectancies world-wide. Hong Kong’s economy is ranked number one for economic freedom. It’s rated number two by PwC for ease of doing business.
Unless you speak Cantonese fluently, you’ll find there are only a limited number of professions and jobs open to English speaking expats. The major areas include banking and finance, teaching, media and hospitality. These all require varying levels of qualifications and experience, and in some areas expats are slowly being squeezed out in favor of locals and mainland immigrants.