Hong Kong is a world-class financial, trading and business centre. It is Asia's world city and the gateway to China. Hong Kong is the ideal location for an Asian headquarters. Hong Kong's excellent reputation and supervision make it the best alternative for corporate structuring because Hong Kong does not have an 'offshore' or 'tax-paradise image'; it is universally deemed a clean jurisdiction.
Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997, after a century and a half of British administration. Under Hong Kong's constitutional document, the Basic Law, the existing economic, legal and social system will be maintained for 50 years. The SAR enjoys a high degree of autonomy except in defence and foreign affairs.