often I get asked on WSO how I would advise someone try to make the move to Asia/HK/China. Simply put, at this time, I'd not recommend it.
* China growth has slowed dramatically - first from less-than-commercial government policies, and an unnatural amount of debt, and then from a trade war
* HK's own position in the world has been made partially redundant. Since 1841 the role of HK was to serve as the gateway into China - something that was exacerbated after 1949. .But now? If one wants to do business in China, one can just take a flight to Beijing or Shanghai. HK's role is now less necessary, and the city has not diversified its economy. It still is just focused on finance.
* HK is in a recession due to protests and a slowing China, and it's going to get much worse before it gets better. A year ago HK averaged 200k visitors per day. During the protests, tourism fell by more than half. Now, nearly 0 tourists (due to corona virus). Even if tourism recovers, there is a stain on HK that will take time to wash out.
And if you're a foreigner (even a Chinese one) just forget it. Why go thru the pain?