Principal activities and organization
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Organization and basis of presentation [Abstract]|
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block]||
The consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of Highpower International, Inc. ("Highpower") and its 100%-owned subsidiary Hong Kong Highpower Technology Company Limited (“HKHTC”), HKHTC’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Shenzhen Highpower Technology Company Limited (“SZ Highpower”), and Icon Energy System Company Limited (“ICON”), SZ Highpower’s wholly owned subsidiary Huizhou Highpower Technology Company Limited (“HZ HTC”) and its 70%-owned subsidiary Ganzhou Highpower Technology Company Limited (“GZ Highpower”) and SZ Highpower’s and HKHTC’s jointly owned subsidiary, Springpower Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited (“SZ Springpower”). Highpower and its direct and indirect wholly and majority owned subsidiaries are collectively referred to as the "Company".
Highpower was incorporated in the State of Delaware on January 3, 2006. HKHTC was incorporated in Hong Kong on July 4, 2003. All other subsidiaries are incorporated in the People’s Republic of China ("PRC").
Highpower Energy Technology (Huizhou) Company Limited ("HZ Highpower") which was formed by HKHTC in 2008, was dissolved in September 2015. The subsidiary did not commence operation since establishment.
The Company’s principal activities are described as follows:
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef