Facts and figures

Geographic coverage

PwC has more than 223,000 people in 157 countries.

PwC people in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore as of 1 July 2016
Client service & practice support staff
Mainland China
Hong Kong

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

  • PwC named the 2nd most powerful brand in the 2015 Brand Finance Global 500
  • In 2014, PwC firms provided services to 417 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 462 in the FT Global 500
  • PwC was named Consulting Service Provider of the Year at the Asia Pacific Leasing Awards 2014
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2014 for the 12th consecutive year
  • In August 2014, PwC China was named as the official Financial Advisory Services Company for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games (WOG) Bid Committee
  • On 3 April 2014 PwC acquired Booz & Company, rebranding it Strategy&
  • In 2013, we were named the 4th most attractive employer in the world for business students by Universum
  • PwC China and Hong Kong’s Advisory practice named Asia Risk’s Consultant of the Year 2013 by Incisive Media
  • PwC China and Hong Kong Consulting practice named Excellent IT Vendor 2013 by China Everbright Bank
  • PwC China Corporate Finance named the 2013 Best M&A Service Award by the China M&A Association for its work with Eli Lilly’s US$100 million acquisition of China Animal Healthcare
  • At 30 June 2013, a total of 2,511 PwC people were on long-term international assignment