Facts and figures

Geographic coverage

PwC has over 250,000 people in 158 countries.

PwC people in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore as of 1 July 2018

Territory

Partners

Client service & practice support staff

Total

Mainland China

394

12,751

13,145

Hong Kong

220

4,131

4,351

Macau

1

60

61

Taiwan

107

2,757

2,864

Singapore

128

2,936

3,064

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 2018, PwC's global revenues rise to US$41.3 billion
  • PwC leads the professional services sector as one of the top 50 brands world-wide in the 2018 Brand Finance Global 500
  • In 2018, PwC firms provided services to 429 (86%) of the Global Fortune 500 companies and over 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2018 for the 15th 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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