Hong Kong is not only one of China's leading economic centers but also a major financial center in Asia. It has a strong stock market and its currency is one of the most traded in the world. 90% of the city's income comes from the service sector. Although Hong Kong has very limited raw materials industry has grown, especially in the New Territories.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange
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Its natural harbour and one of the busiest container ports in the world make Hong Kong a centre of trade throughout the Pacific region. For many decades Hong Kong was China's gate to the world.

One of Hong Kong's main problems is its limited space. As a result , construction has gone upwards instead of expanding horizontally. It is also one of the cities with the best public transportation systems in the world.

Doubledecker tramways
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