Located on the Southern Coast of China, modern day Hong Kong is a thriving cosmopolitan city and international financial center. With over 7 million people, the city is the most densely populated in the world. It’s unique geographical position on the coast and natural harbor serves as a gateway between East and West, perfect for international trade. With over 200 outlying islands, Hong Kong is a popular travel destination, offering world class dining, elite shopping and extraordinary attractions.
It was during the Opium War in 1842 that the Qing dynasty government was defeated and China ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain. Shortly after, the area became an important trading port. In the early 20th century, refugees fleeing mainland China helped populate the city, turning it into a major manufacturing hub. In the 1980’s Hong Kong earned its place as one of the world’s top 10 economies and in 1997, China resumed sovereignty.