China is situated in eastern Asia, bounded by the Pacific in the East, and comprises of 6,536 islands. It is the third largest country in the world, next to Canada and Russia.
Hong Kong’s Jewish community is one of the most unique and diverse in the world. Jews from many nations have gathered in Hong Kong since its founding as a colony in 1841. Because of Hong Kong’s historic position as an international trading center, almost every political and religious facet of Judaism is represented, and many Jews have left their distinctive marks on the territory and its institutions.
In more recent times, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)’s Jewish population has thrived, becoming the undisputed center of East Asia’s Jewish world. Those involved in the traditional entrepreneurial business such as trading, diamonds and jewellery, property and manufacturing, have been joined by more recent arrivals working in the finance sector, service industry, academia, journalism, and have contributed to charities and causes in Israel