Hong Kong is an international financial centre and a regional business hub. It is also a gateway to the vast market of the mainland of China (the Mainland) as well as a platform for the Mainland enterprises to gain access to the global market. External direct investment (DI) between Hong Kong and the rest of the world, including the Mainland, is very sizable. Analysis of Hong Kong's DI statistics over the past years is useful in understanding the characteristics and trend of DI in Hong Kong.
This feature article presents salient features of Hong Kong's DI statistics in the past decade.