Hong Kong is dubbed "Asia's world city", and would also love to be the tech capital of the most dynamic and populous region of the world, halfway between the North Asia giant (China, South Korea, Japan) and the fast-growing South-East Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam...).
With 8m inhabitants, a British past and a recent come-back into China, can Hong Kong be the hub it is already financially? To be true, there's a world between Hong Kong and China, and it makes of the city-island-state-special administrative area quite an isolated dot.
Of course, the manufacture and financial history and expertise of the city can be seen quite vividly in its startup scene, where "fintech" is quite advanced.
In this review, you will see how Hong Kong has turned into an innovation hub mostly thanks to a small community of determined entrepreneurs, its best practices as an ecosystem, and its strengths and weaknesses as well.
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