For U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese consumer market, it would probably be a good idea to use Hong Kong as their gateway.
That’s because Hong Kong’s distinctive geopolitical standing as a Special Administrative Region of China — operating under a “one country, two systems” relationship with the mainland that lets it retain a vibrant free-enterprise environment — and a city-state with a history as a global center of commerce and trade puts it and the companies based there in the position to use their expertise to help brands looking to cultivate the burgeoning Chinese market.
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