Facts and figures

Geographic coverage

PwC has over 280,000 people in 155 countries.

PwC people in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan and Singapore as of 31 October 2020

Territory

Partners

Client service & practice support staff

Total

Mainland China

569

15,412

15,981

Hong Kong SAR

258

4,432

4,690

Macau SAR

2

76

78

Taiwan

112

3,175

3,287

Singapore

141

3,203

3,344

 

Our history

1902

Arthur Lowe registers on 2 June as Hong Kong's first professional accountant. 

1903

Joseph Bingham joins Lowe.

1906

Lowe & Bingham opens a Shanghai office on Museum Road.

1909

Frederick Matthews of Shanghai becomes a partner of the firm, now called Lowe, Bingham & Matthews.

1935

Hong Kong partners buy out Matthews' share of Hong Kong practice.  Hong Kong and Shanghai become "separate but parallel practices".

1946

Lowe, Bingham & Thomsons is formed in Shanghai, works closely with Price Waterhouse & Co.  Hong Kong firm becomes correspondent for PW.

1962

Sanford Y.T. Yung registers Sanford Yung & Co on 1 March. 

1965

Sanford Yung & Co. becomes a member of Coopers & Lybrand.

1974

LB&M becomes a member of PW International.

1979-1992 

Both PW and C&L enter the PRC under the Open Door Policy.  PW reopens in Shanghai.

1998

International merger between PW and C&L results in formation of PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong.

2002

PwC firms in Hong Kong and China merge and then combine with the Hong Kong and China practices of Andersen.

2008

The collaboration of the China, Hong Kong and Singapore firms.

2010

The collaboration of the China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan firms. 

Additional facts

  • At 30 June 2020, PwC's global revenues rise to US$43 billion
  • PwC leads the professional services sector as one of the top 50 brands world-wide in the 2018 Brand Finance Global 500
  • In 2020, PwC firms provided services to 420 (84%) of the Global Fortune 500 companies
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2019 for the 17th consecutive year
  • PwC has been named one of the "Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For" since 2003
  • In 2018, PwC ranked Top 5 most attractive employer for business students by Universum
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