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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.
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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)
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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.
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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
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Translations
Hong-Kong
Hong Kong
Hongkong
Hongkong
香港

Hong Kong

[ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ] NHong Kong m
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Hong Kong

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

nHongkong nt
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Hong Kong

[ˈhɒŋˈkɒŋ] nHong Kong f
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The previous-term HKSAR Government spent a total of 20 months to deal with the issue.
As per the one country two systems and basic law of the HKSAR, under the assistance and authorisation of the central government, the HKSAR can make proper arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries.
It added that "the agreement will stimulate the flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to HKSAR and vice versa, prevent double taxation and provide for the exchange of information between the two contracting parties.
At the real politik level, the PRC's global ascendency has led CCP/PRC party-state leaders and the mainland populace to demand deferential respect, including from their HKSAR compatriots, who once looked down upon mainlanders as poor, backward, ignorant, and uncivilized.
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.
(iii) have rights to the proceeds of payments from the HKSAR Government ranking pari passu with other senior unsecured obligations.
The notion of one country' means that within the People's Republic of China (PRC) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is an inseparable part and a local administrative region directly under China's Central People's Government.
In August, Fitch upheld AAHK's ratings citing its close links with HKSAR and its robust financial metrics.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) occupies 422 square miles on more than 200 islands and the mainland and its population was an estimated 6.9 million.
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.
Occupying several islands and a piece of peninsula on a total land mass about six times the size of Washington, D.C., the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has a population of less than seven million.
Relationships between stakeholder influences and the effectiveness of environmental management practices are examined using a sample of 130 diesel fleet operations within Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (HKSAR) companies.