Hong Kong, China’s Data Center Gateway to the World

Hong Kong Northeast Territories Shenzhen

The Hong Kong data center market is a springboard in the sense that international service providers that want to serve China often start in Hong Kong". It applies not only data center, but other business sectors as well.

Hong Kong may be one of the world’s tiniest nations, but its importance on the internet’s global map is huge, and, if the Hong Kong government plays its cards right, that importance is only going to grow.

Hong Kong is important because China is important. As China’s Special Administrative Region, it is more westernized and open than the People’s Republic. It is both a springboard and a gateway between the recently emerged economic powerhouse and the rest of the world.

Read the original article in the Data Center Knowledge.

Norsk journalist til Hong Kong

I Finansavisen tidlig i desember ble det publisert 3 artikler om og fra Hong Kong av  redaktør for lørdagsutgaven Andreas Klemsdal. Det er interessant lesing for alle som vil vite mer om fordelene ved å etablere seg i Hong Kong. I tillegg er det et personlig intervju med lederen av vårt handelskammer, Einar Steen-Olsen med historien bak etableringen og suksessen av sykkelmerket Merida i Norge.

Lenker til Finansavisens Hong Kong reportasjer:

God lesing!
Egil Hagen

Hong Kong viktig Hub for Chinas Belt and Road satsing

Kina lanserte i 2013 megaprosjektet ”One Belt One Road” : en satsing på minst 40 milliarder US dollar for å bygge en ny ”silkevei” en enorm insfrastruktur utbygging som vil gå til 60 utvalgte markeder i Asia og Europa. Se artikkelen nedfor om omfanget av dennes satsingen:

Chinese Enterprises Capturing Belt and Road Opportunities via Hong Kong: Findings of Surveys in South China

China has now risen to become the world’s second largest source of outward foreign direct investment (FDI). Further, its investment outflow has already exceeded foreign capital inflow, making it a net capital exporter[1]. This rapid growth in outbound direct investment could be attributed to the country’s current drive to implement the Belt and Road Initiative. This encourages increasing numbers of enterprises to engage in trade and investment activities with countries along the Belt and Road routes. Les hele artikkelen HER.

Fintech og Sky City

Det skjer mye i Hong Kong av interesse for norske firmaer, og vi presenterer her to artikler som vi håper kan være av interesse:

  • Fin Tech: Hong Kongs unike posisjon for finansielle tjenester
  • Sky City: den nye byen som planlegges i tilknytning til Hong Kongs internasjonale flyplass

The First Hong Kong FinTech Week

InvestHK turns the spotlight on the city as Asia’s FinTech hub by launching the first Hong Kong FinTech Week on 7-11 November. The Week provides a perfect demonstration of how global FinTech trends meet Hong Kong’s unique advantages.

Hong Kong is quickly positioning itself as one of the key FinTech hubs globally. With the presence of more than 70 banks in the city, a deep talent pool of over 200,000 professionals with profound knowledge of financial services, as well as its world- class infrastructure on information and communications, the city has what it takes to become a worldwide hub for FinTech.
Click HERE to read more.

Airport Authority Unveils SKYCITY Plan — Mega Integrated Development Set to become a new Destination

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) plans to develop SKYCITY, a major integrated development situated just a short stroll from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), with a strategy to expand and transform HKIA into an airport city — a new paradigm for leading airports in the 21st century

Driven by a vision to create a unique new destination for Hong Kong and further strengthen HKIA’s position as an international aviation hub, SKYCITY will feature retail complexes, entertainment facilities, dining space, hotels and office towers on approximately 25 hectares of land at the north of the airport island.
Click HERE to read more (article starts on page 6).