Hong Kong Devon White Period 2 12-16-10
Business Attire Men can wear dark suits, shirts and ties The range of clothing is almost as narrow for women. In Hong Kong’s financial and legal world, proper winter attire is typically a dark skirt. Summer wear is a bit more varied but still restrained
Appreciated gifts However, in some countries like Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, exchanging gifts is strongly rooted in tradition. Part of the tradition is the gracious style used to present and receive them. It’s important to plan time and focus on the process. It’s very important in Asia and the Middle East to only use your right hand, or both hands, to offer or accept a gift. In Japan and Hong Kong, use both hands.
The Economy Hong Kong was once described by Milton Friedman as the world’s greatest experiment in laissez-fairecapitalism.It maintains a highly developed capitalist economy, ranked the freest in the world by the Index of Economic Freedomfor 15 consecutive years he Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the seventh largest in the world, with a market capitalisation of US$2.3 trillion as of December 2009.In that year, Hong Kong raised 22 percent of worldwide initial public offering(IPO) capital, making it the largest centre of IPOs in the world.Hong Kong's currency is the Hong Kong dollar which has been pegged to the U.S. dollar since 1983
Transportation Car Train Bus Taxi
Government laws and regulations Politics The Office of the Chief Executive is responsible for ensuring the Chief Executive receives the best advice and support for formulating and co-ordinatingpolicies The Chief Executive is the head of government of the Hong Kong. The Basic Law designates a system of governance Chief Executive and an Executive Council, with a two-tiered system of semi-representative government and an independent judiciary
Government and regulations • When going into Hong Kong you will need a passport • And a Visitor’s Visa to enter Hong Kong
Language spoken in Hong Kong • English and Chinese are both official languages of Hong Kong under the Hong Kong Basic Law • English was the sole official language of Hong Kong from 1883 to 1974. From 1974 onwards, Chinese also became an official language.