What is Hong Kong?

  • (noun): Formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港) is a special administrative region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent from other groups. Hong Kong's Han Chinese majority originate mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and Taishan in the neighbouring Guangdong province.

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Hong Kong - Gallery
... in the south The British National (Overseas) passport issued to residents of Hong Kong prior 1997, holders are British nationals and Commonwealth citizens, but not British ...
David Wilson, Baron Wilson Of Tillyorn - Hong Kong Governorship
... As Governor, Wilson had to deal with the fallout in Hong Kong from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing ... an airport on Lantau Island, known as the Rose Garden Project (玫瑰園計劃 see Hong Kong International Airport) ... airport at Kai Tak, which had been in use since the beginning of Aviation in Hong Kong, was not equipped to handle modern aviation needs ...
Richard Li - Personal Life
... Away from business, Li has served as a council member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, but his term as member and association with the University has since ended ... He is also a full member of the Hong Kong Computer Society. 2009, Isabella Leong, Li's girlfriend and a former Hong Kong singer, gave birth to his son, Ethan Li ...
David Wilson, Baron Wilson Of Tillyorn - Hong Kong Governorship - Post-governorship
... Wilson of Tillyorn, of Finzean in the District of Kincardine and Deeside and of Fanling in Hong Kong in 1991, Wilson became the Chairman of the energy company ... was President of the Bhutan Society of the UK (1993–2008), the Hong Kong Society (1994- ) and the Hong Kong Association (1994- ) ...