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Hong Kong

 (hŏng′kŏng′, -kŏng′, hông′kông′, -kông′)
A city and administrative region of southeast China on the coast southeast of Guangzhou, including Hong Kong Island and adjacent areas. Hong Kong Island was occupied by the British during the Opium War (1839-1842) and ceded to them by the Treaty of Nanking (1842). Other portions of the colony were acquired in 1860 and in 1898 by a 99-year lease. Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. It is a major port and a center of international commerce and banking.

Hong Kong

(ˌhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ)
n
1. (Placename) a Special Administrative Region of China, in the south of the country, with some autonomy; formerly a British Crown Colony: consists of Hong Kong Island, leased by China to Britain from 1842 until 1997, Kowloon Peninsula, Stonecutters Island, the New Territories (mainland), leased by China in 1898 for a 99-year period, and over 230 small islands; important entrepôt trade and manufacturing centre, esp for textiles and other consumer goods; university (1912). It retains its own currency, the Hong Kong dollar. Administrative centre: Victoria. Pop: 7 182 724 (2013 est). Area: 1046 sq km (404 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island in Hong Kong region, south of Kowloon Peninsula: contains the capital, Victoria. Pop: 1 337 800 (2001). Area: 75 sq km (29 sq miles)

Hong Kong

(ˈhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ)
n.
1. a former British crown colony comprising Hong Kong island (29 sq. mi.; 75 sq. km), Kowloon peninsula, nearby islands, and the adjacent mainland bordering SE China: reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. 6,413,000; 404 sq. mi. (1046 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria.
Hong′ Kong′er, Hong′kong′ite, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hong Kong - formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong provinceHong Kong - 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
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Translations
Hong-Kong
Hong Kong
Hongkong
Hongkong
香港

Hong Kong

[ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ] NHong Kong m

Hong Kong

[ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ] nHong-Kong
in Hong Kong → à Hong-Kong
to Hong Kong → à Hong-Kong

Hong Kong

nHongkong nt

Hong Kong

[ˈhɒŋˈkɒŋ] nHong Kong f
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The HKSAR Government will continue to strictly implement and uphold the Basic Law and ensure that all elections are conducted in accordance with the Basic Law and relevant electoral laws.
The Joint Declaration indicates that HKSAR "will be vested with executive, legislative and independent judicial power" and that both the Chief Executive and the legislature of Hong Kong would be established by elections.
The HKSAR Government's financial position is among the strongest of any government rated by Moody's.
The high degree of autonomy accorded to the HKSAR is not an inherent power but one that emerges from the authorization of the central leadership.
In addition to the HKSAR Chief Executive, the grand opening ceremony was attended by special guests from a number of government departments, representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central Peoples Government in Hong Kong, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Civil Aviation Department, business partners and friends from the airfreight industry.
Two ecumenical bodies in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union and the Hong Kong Christian Council, facilitate cooperative work among Protestant and other churches across the HKSAR.
The report notes that the central authorities produced a ruling allowing for only minor changes to the electoral system in 2007/8 - with Hong Kongs high level of autonomy granted to the HKSAR under Hong Kongs Basic Law, this appears inconsistent.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) of the HKSAR Government subvents twenty-two residential camps and three water sports centers.
The results indicate that fleet managers, in the HKSAR have adopted numerous elements of environmental management systems (e.
The contract, awarded by the Highways Department of the HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) Government, covered the construction of a 3.
It reserved to the People's Republic of China (PRC) responsibility for defence and foreign affairs but otherwise provided the HKSAR with a high degree of independent authority and for the maintenance of Hong Kong's established legal structures and for protection of private property and basic freedoms.
10) As the HKSAR is now a special administrative region of China, it inevitably has a duty to honor the international obligations made between China and other members of the international community, as they apply to the HKSAR.