Both cities began as major seaports, serving as gateways for their continents, and are now two of the major sea, air and land transportation hubs in the world.
Situated on the South China coast at the hub of the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong is the gateway to China and plays a key role in providing American businesses with powerful economic and growth opportunities there. Numbering 35,500, the American community is the largest foreign business presence in Hong Kong and more than 804 U.S. companies have established operations there.
Both cities have underground tunnels and mass transit systems, as well as crowded streets and traffic jams. Both also share a reputation for having some of the finest and most diversified restaurants in the world and lovers of nightlife and culture have much to enjoy in each city.
New Yorkers will have little trouble making their way around Hong Kong by taxi, subway or ferry. And a stroll throughout the streets of Hong Kong Island or the Kowloon peninsula with the many familiar signs like the golden arches of McDonalds, the Colonels smiling face at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coca-Cola, American Express, Citibank and others, will make New Yorkers feel at home.
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