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28 Apr, 2009

Hong Kong, the Place Where East Meets West

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located in the South of China, Eastern Asia. To the North, it’s bordered by the province of Guangdong and to the East, West and South it faces the South China Sea. 7 million people inhabit the 1, 108 square km of land. This is why; it’s one of the most densely populated places in the world.

The city began as a trading port, but was soon acquired by the British in 1842. In 1997, The People’s Republic of China gained the sovereignty of Hong Kong. There is a policy with Macau. It’s called the “one country, two systems” policy. This leads to a self-governing state with its own currency and political systems. There is a high degree of autonomy in all domains, excepting defense and external affairs. Generally, it is considered to belong to mainland China.

Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial capitals. It is a major cultural and business hub. The economy developed is highly capitalist. It’s a cosmopolitan center as East meets West here. This is reflected in traditions, cuisine, cinema and music.

Even though the majority of the population is Chinese, you can find expatriates from all around the world. All the countries in the world have people living in Hong Kong. This leads to a complex society with complex habits. One of the reasons for which the economy and business are so developed is the high degree of global interest. Global relations meet in this place as people from all around the world do.

Religion and culture are an essential part of this great place. A visitor coming to China should definitely visit this world capital as well. The monuments and temples resemble a complete spectrum of cultures and religions and would be of interest to just anyone, tourist or researcher.

Hong Kong

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