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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Hong Kong


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Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Hong kong has a free market economy highly dependent on international trade. in 2006, the total value of goods and services trade, including the sizable share of reexports, was equivalent to 400% of gdp. the territory has become increasingly integrated with mainland china over the past few years through trade, tourism, and financial links. the mainland has long been hong kong's largest trading partner, accounting for 46% of hong kong's total trade by value in 2006. as a result of china's easing of travel restrictions, the number of mainland tourists to the territory has surged from 4.5 million in 2001 to 13.6 million in 2006, when they outnumbered visitors from all other countries combined. hong kong has also established itself as the premier stock market for chinese firms seeking to list abroad. bolstered by several successful initial public offerings in early 2007, by september 2007 mainland companies accounted for one-third of the firms listed on the hong kong stock exchange, and more than half of the exchange's market capitalization. during the past decade, as hong kong's manufacturing industry moved to the mainland, its service industry has grown rapidly and now accounts for 91% of the territory's gdp. hong kong's natural resources are limited, and food and raw materials must be imported. gdp growth averaged a strong 5% from 1989 to 2007, despite the economy suffering two recessions during the asian financial crisis in 1997-98 and the global downturn in 2001-02. hong kong continues to link its currency closely to the us dollar, maintaining an arrangement established in 1983.

Environmental Issues

Air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

Government Type

Limited democracy

Population

7,018,636 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Eastern asia, bordering the south china sea and china

Area

Total: 1,092 sq km land: 1,042 sq km water: 50 sq km

Six times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: hong kong special administrative region conventional short form: hong kong local long form: xianggang tebie xingzhengqu local short form: xianggang abbreviation: hk

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

27 Hong Kong Jobs Found


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Nigel Frank International APAC - hong kong - posted 1 day ago
My client, a large famous retail company is looking for a Business Analyst to join their regional IT team to roll-out the HRIS project in APAC. Res...
Nigel Frank International APAC - Hong Kong - posted 2 days ago
Our client, a world-class leading digital innovator, is seeking to engage a talented and pro-active Cloud (Senior) DevOps Lead. This is a great opp...
Nigel Frank International APAC - hong kong - posted 3 days ago
My client is a very dynamic and fast-expanding IT consultancy firm specialised in providing enterprise-size solutions to clients across the globe. ...
Nigel Frank International APAC - Hong Kong - posted 4 days ago
Major Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to HR team with focus on Compensation and Benefit team Be responsible for maintenance of emp...
UPS - Cheung Sha Wan - posted 6 days ago
Major Responsibilities: Acquire business from potential customers by offering UPS value-add logistics service Gather information from the market to...
UPS - Cheung Sha Wan - posted 6 days ago
Our client is a pretigeous retail group with business covering the APAC region. They're under the stage of digital transformation, and looking for ...
Nigel Frank International APAC - Hong Kong - posted 6 days ago
My client is a financial service provider with business across APAC region. They are looking for a SharePoint SA to develop workflows and enhance t...
Nigel Frank International APAC - Hong Kong - posted 6 days ago
My client is the foremost name in a niche area of its services sector with over 20,000 employees globally. This Dynamics AX END-USER company is inv...
Nigel Frank International APAC - Hong Kong - posted 7 days ago
To support our growing business as a long-established leader in global Logistics and Freight Forwarding, we are seeking a passionate, motivated and...
UPS - Cheung Sha Wan - posted 7 days ago
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