This article is about the operations of the 'Bank of China in Hong Kong from 1954 to 2001, which was branded as titled. For the present day Bank of China, see Bank of China. Since 2001, the combined operations of the Bank of China Group have been merged into Bank of China Limited.
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The opening of a branch of the Bank of China in Hong Kong in 1917 marked the entry of state-owned Chinese banks into the then colony's banking sector. Other banks soon followed suit, starting with Yien Yieh Commercial Bank in 1918.
By the time the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, there were 15 branches of state owned Chinese banks in Hong Kong, plus branches of nine Mainland-incorporated banks that were public-private joint ventures , namely: