Hong Kong, often called the place where "East meets West", was voted as one of the most popular places to follow a degree abroad, by international students worldwide. Here, you can enrol in some of the world’s top universities that have received awards for excellent teaching, are mostly research-oriented and use a modern curriculum. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of the world's largest metropolises, in terms of total population.
Hong Kong is in the world’s top ten in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita and was stated as one of the three most important financial centres after New York and London. The major and most important sectors are: finance, trade, services sector, logistics, and tourism.
Big company names in Hong Kong are: Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Fujikon, Vtech, Qnet, Bank of China, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Philips, Apple.
International students can apply to many internship opportunities, available in the numerous local companies that operate in various fields.
Hong Kong is a unique place, with an always busy and lively atmosphere, a fascinating architecture and a thriving night life. You couldn’t possibly ask for more in Hong Kong, as you will always have something to do and you will always discover an intriguing site that you can visit.
Places to see and visit in Hong Kong are:
Walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and admire the unique and stunning architecture, and check the Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as “Cat Street”). On this street you can find nice antique shops and an open-air market.
Enjoy the Symphony of Lights, the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records. Hong Kong is also home to a famous and lovely relaxation venue, the Ocean Park, and has its own Disneyland too.
Attend sport events of the local football, basketball teams and watch swimming, badminton, table tennis, cycling and running tournaments and marathons.
In the evening, you can relax in some nice lounge and wine bars, international cuisine restaurants and many fashionable night clubs.
Whenever you feel like seeing other places, take a trip to Macau and to Lantau Island, around 30 minutes away by car or by train.
Generally, the population in Hong Kong does not reflect a multicultural society. Over 90 % of the inhabitants are Chinese, while the rest of them are Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese and a few Vietnamese. A very small part are minorities like Britons, Americans, Canadians, Japanese, and Koreans that are temporary residents working in local multinationals, mostly in the commercial and financial sector.
However, since Hong Kong is a member of APEC, IMF, WTO, FIFA, and International Olympic Committee, the city has strong relations with foreign states in many fields, such as: economic, financial, trade, communications, culture and sports.
In Hong Kong, you will experience hot and humid summers, with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and mild winters, with occasional cool winds. Spring and autumn are temperate, but also changeable seasons, generally sunny. The daily average temperature in December – January are 16 – 17 °C (61 – 64 °F), and in summer temperatures are around 27 – 28 °C (82 – 83 °F).
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