At the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong covers Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, including 261 outlying islands. Between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula lies Victoria Harbour, one of the world’s most renowned deep-water harbours.
On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the Basic Law came into effect. The Basic Law is the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Hong Kong’s economy is characterised by free trade, low taxation and minimum government intervention. Hong Kong is a vibrant city, with the mainland of China as its most significant trading partner. Hong Kong is also a major service economy, with particularly strong links to mainland China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance governs the operations of the Hong Kong Private Limited Company.