Hong Kong: Pulse of the Bay – Where Innovation Meets Connectivity
Authorities are already easing restrictions to galvanize trade and business. For example, the Chinese Central Government has introduced a measure to offset tax differentials for non-Mainland residents and no longer requiring Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents to apply for work permits.
But for overseas companies eager but wary of investing in the Greater Bay Area at this stage, Hong Kong provides a healthy testing ground, with its stable common law system, free flow of information, vibrant business environment and long-standing strength as an international financial hub.
The recent arrival of GAC Motor International Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guangzhou-based GAC Motor that serves as the parent company's platform for capital, talent pool and investment, shows that Hong Kong is off to a fast start.
Then there is the easy access to Shenzhen, the world-leading high-tech innovation center, which is home to giants of the industry like Tencent.