Hong Kong HK

856,747

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

26,578

Indicated decisions 2014

7.3 million

Population

877,000

Christians
434,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Hong Kong
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Was a British protectorate until reverting back to China in 1997.
    One of the world's leading commercial centers.
    Hong Kong is a place where East meets West; China and Britain have had a strong influence.
    Hong Kong people have adopted Western ideas in order to achieve commercial success.
    The long British rule of Hong Kong has left little impression on the non-business population.
    They do consider themselves more "Hong Kong-ese" than Chinese.
    People in Hong Kong tend to develop a very short-term Time Orientation due to commerce.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Human Development Index- 15th.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    15/187
  • Internet Access

    79.22% (27th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Chinese, Cantonese (88.7%); Other Chinese groups (6.5%, includes Hakka, Chaochow, Fujianese, Others); Filipino (2.1%); Indonesia (1.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English (Cantonese is the official local dialect, but Mandarin has become more common and influential).
  • Economy

    One of the world’s richest cities and the freest market in the world.
    Hong Kong’s finance supports China’s rapid economic growth.
    International trade, finance, and industry provide revenue for the city.
    The culture is built around wealth; as a result,  spiritual life and churches often suffer.
  • History / Politics

    Britain gained control of Hong Kong in 1842; China regained control in 1997.
    Under the agreement, existing legal, political, and economic structures must remain until 2047.
    China is responsible for defense and foreign policy.
    Hong Kong is a free society with religious freedom.
  • Spirituality

    Most follow Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, or Chinese folk religions.
    10% of people are Christian, and run most of schools, social groups, and ¼ of hospitals.
    Church growth slowed since the 1960’s, but church unity has increased.
    Mega-churches with cell groups grow fastest; Cost of real estate slows church building.
    The church sends out many missionaries and provides funds for outreach, especially to Chinese.
    Many low-income workers come to Hong Kong for work and need the Gospel.
  • Prayers

    Pray for unity among Christians and an ability to be pure of heart amidst the wealth.
    Pray that the Christians who run the schools and hospitals effectively share the Gospel.
    Pray that non-Christians will become less seduced by wealth and more open to the Truth.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.

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