Hong Kong

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The official flag of the Chinese / Hong Kong nation.

About Hong Kong in a nutshell

  • Conventional short form of the name: Hong Kong
  • The conventional long form of the name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Local long form: Heung Kong Takpit Hangching Ku (Eitel/Dyer-Ball)
  • Local short form: Heung Kong (Eitel / Dyer-Ball)
  • Etymology: probably an imprecise phonetic rendering of the Cantonese name meaning fragrant harbor.
  • The legal system in Hong Kong: mixed legal system of common law based on the English model and Chinese customary law (in matters of family and land tenure).
  • Climate: Subtropical monsoon, cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall.
  • The national symbols are orchid tree flower; national colors: red, white.
  • Internet TLD: .hk

Background

 
Seized by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year at the end of the First Opium War. The Kowloon Peninsula was added in 1860 at the end of the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. According to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its one country, two systems formula, China’s socialist economic and strict political system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years. Since the turnover, Hong Kong has continued to enjoy success as an international financial center. However, dissatisfaction with the Hong Kong Government and growing Chinese political influence has been a central issue and led to considerable civil unrest.

In June 2020, the Chinese Government passed a security law for Hong Kong that would criminalize acts such as those interpreted as secession, subversion, terrorism, and cooperation with foreign or external forces. Critics said the law effectively curtailed protests and freedom of speech and was widely viewed as reducing Hong Kong’s autonomy, while Beijing said it would return stability. The law was met with widespread international condemnation and criticism that it effectively ended the one country, two systems guiding principle of Hong Kongs Basic Law. Since its passing, authorities have used the law to detain pro-democracy activists and politicians, oust opposition lawmakers, and raid media offices. In March 2021, Beijing reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature, further curtailing political opposition and protests.

Geography

 
The overview map of the Chinese / Hong Kong national land.

Hong Kong is the world’s most densely populated city, and it has a culture that is very different from that of other Chinese people. You’ll find bustling shopping centers and skyscrapers, traditional Chinese temples, and metropolitan apartments if you visit Hong Kong.

This state is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China, under the coordinates of 22 15 N, 114 10 E, covering an area of 1,108 sq km with a coastline of 733 km. Hong Kong is Six times the size of Washington, DC.

Hong Kong has 33 km of land boundaries in total.

Hilly to mountainous with steep slopes, lowlands in north, with Tai mo shan 958 m as the highest point of Hong Kong, while the South China Sea 0 m as the lowest point, causing a mean elevation at N/A throughout the country. With a total of 1,108 sq km, Hong Kong has 1,073 sq km of land and 35 sq km of water surface area.

Consists of a mainland area (the New Territories) and more than 200 islands.

The climate in Hong Kong is as follows: Subtropical monsoon, cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall.

When you visit Hong Kong, the natural hazards shall be considered: Occasional typhoons.

The following major health-threatening issues shall be considered when visiting Hong Kong: none.

Current environmental issues affecting the Chinese / Hong Kong people: air and water pollution from rapid urbanization; urban waste pollution; industrial pollution.

Google maps Hong Kong


The capital and other divisions

Hong Kong is a special autonomous territory of the People’s Republic of China. Its southern coast is opposite Shenzhen, and its eastern shore lies opposite Macau, both Special Administrative Regions of China.

Hong Kong became independent on none (unique administrative region of China), and its’s national holiday is National Day (Anniversary of the Founding of the Peoples Republic of China), 1 October (1949).

Administrative divisions: none (particular administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China).

People and society

 

The population in Hong Kong is 7,263,234 (July 2021 estimate), with an average of 0.2% (2021 estimate) change. That means Hong Kong is the No. 104 in the world’s populated rank list. With an average of 45.6 years median age (44.2 years for males and 44.2 years for women), Hong Kong ranks No. 7 on the globe’s median age rank list.

The people living in this country are the Chinese/Hong Konger (noun) or Chinese / Hong Kong (adjective) and belong mainly to the following ethnic groups: Chinese 92%, Filipino 2.5%, Indonesian 2.1%, other 3.4% (2016 estimate).

They speak Cantonese (official language) 88.9%, English (official language) 4.3%, Mandarin (official language) 1.9%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 1.9% (2016 estimate) languages and practice the following religions: Buddhist or Taoist 27.9%, Protestant 6.7%, Roman Catholic 5.3%, Muslim 4.2%, Hindu 1.4%, Sikh 0.2%, other or none 54.3% (2016 estimate) note: many people practice Confucianism, regardless of their religion or not having a religious affiliation.

We can conclude the following about the population in Hong Kong: The population is relatively evenly distributed. In Hong Kong, we are talking about 100% (2021) of the total population is living in cities, and most of them reside in the following municipalities: 7.598 million, Hong Kong (2021).

Industry

 

Hong Kong has a free market economy, highly dependent on international trade and finance – the value of goods and services trade, including the sizable share of reexports, is about four times GDP. Hong Kong has no tariffs on imported goods, and it levies excise duties on only four commodities, whether imported or produced locally: hard alcohol, tobacco, oil, and methyl alcohol. There are no quotas or dumping laws. Hong Kong links its currency closely to the US dollar, maintaining an arrangement established in 1983. Excess liquidity, low-interest rates, and a tight housing supply have caused Hong Kong property prices to rise rapidly. The lower and middle-income segments of the population increasingly find housing unaffordable. Hong Kong’s open economy has exposed it to the global economic situation. Its continued reliance on foreign trade and investment makes it vulnerable to renewed global financial market volatility or a slowdown in the global economy., Mainland China has long been Hong Kong’s largest trading partner, accounting for about half of Hong Kong’s total trade by value. Hong Kong’s natural resources are limited, and imported food and raw materials.

As a result of China’s easing of travel restrictions, mainland tourists to the territory surged from 4.5 million in 2001 to 47.3 million in 2014, outnumbering visitors from all other countries combined. After peaking in 2014, overall tourist arrivals dropped 2.5% in 2015 and 4.5% in 2016. The tourism sector rebounded in 2017, with visitor arrivals rising 3.2% to 58.47 million. Travelers from Mainland China totaled 44.45 million, accounting for 76% of the total., The Hong Kong Government promotes the Special Administrative Region (SAR) as the preferred business hub for renminbi (RMB) internationalization. Hong Kong residents can establish RMB-denominated savings accounts, RMB-denominated corporate and Chinese government bonds have been issued in Hong Kong, RMB trade settlement is allowed, and investment schemes such as the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) Program was first launched in Hong Kong. HOWEVER, offshore RMB activities experienced a setback after the Peoples Bank of China changed how it set the central parity rate in August 2015. RMB deposits in Hong Kong fell from 1.0 trillion RMB at the end of 2014 to 559 billion RMB at the end of 2017, while RMB trade settlement handled by banks in Hong Kong also shrank from 6.8 trillion RMB in 2015 to 3.9 trillion RMB in 2017. Hong Kong has also established itself as the premier stock market for Chinese firms seeking to list abroad. In 2015, mainland Chinese companies constituted about 50% of the firms listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and accounted for about 66% of the exchanges market capitalization., As Hong Kong’s manufacturing industry moved to the Mainland during the past decade, its service industry has increased.

In 2014, Hong Kong and China signed a new agreement on achieving basic liberalization of trade in services in Guangdong Province under the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), adopted in 2003 to forge closer ties between Hong Kong and the Mainland. The new measures, which took effect in March 2015, cover a negative list and a most-favored treatment provision. Based on the Guangdong Agreement, the Agreement on Trade in Services signed in November 2015 further enhanced liberalization, including extending the implementation of the majority of Guangdong pilot liberalization measures to the whole Mainland, reducing the restrictive measures on the negative list, and adding measures in the positive lists for cross-border services as well as cultural and telecommunications services. In June 2017, the Investment Agreement and the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation (Ecotech Agreement) were signed under the framework of CEPA., Hong Kong’s economic integration with the Mainland continues to be most evident in the banking and finance sector. Initiatives like the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect, the Hong Kong- Shenzhen Stock Connect, the Mutual Recognition of Funds, and the Bond Connect scheme are all necessary steps towards opening up the Mainlands capital markets and have reinforced Hong Kong’s role as China’s leading offshore RMB market. Additional connect schemes such as ETF Connect (for exchange-traded fund products) are also under exploration by Hong Kong authorities. In 2017, Chief Executive Carrie LAM announced plans to increase government spending on research and development, education, and technological innovation to spur continued economic growth through greater sector diversification.

Hong Kong is rich in the following natural resources: Outstanding deepwater harbor feldspar.

The main industrial sectors are trading and logistics, financial services, professional services, tourism, cultural and creative, clothing and textiles, shipping, electronics, toys, clocks, and watches.

The country’s export sectors are particularly strong in gold, broadcasting equipment, integrated circuits, diamonds, telephones (2019), partnering with these nations: China 23%, India 14%, Netherlands 6%, the United Kingdom 5% (2019). The export trade resulted in $615.88 billion. Note: Data are in current year dollars (2020 estimate). In a global rank of the export, values resulted in Hong Kong’s position of 8.

Land use in Hong Kong: 0% (2018 estimate) forest, 95% (2018 estimate) other.

The arable land area is 3.2% (2018 estimate), and the agricultural land is 5% (2018 estimate). Land use for permanent crops 0.9% (2018 estimate), permanent pasture 0.9% (2018 estimate). The sum of the area of the irrigated land is 10 sq km (2012).

The main agro-industrial products of Hong Kong are pork, poultry, spinach, vegetables, pork offals, game meat, fruit, lettuce, green onions, pig fat.

The country typically needs to import: integrated circuits, broadcasting equipment, office machinery, telephones, diamonds (2019), partnering with the following nations: China 46%, Taiwan 7%, Singapore 7%, South Korea 5%, United States 5%, Japan 5% (2019) in a sum value of $609.13 billion. Note: data are in current year dollars (2020 estimate) $642.8 billion. Note: data are in current year dollars (2019 estimate) $682.05 billion. Note: data are in current year dollars (2018 estimate). This sum value on the global ranking list of imports resulted in Hong Kong 8.

Hong Kong Driving Directions

 
In this post, you learned about Hong Kong, Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea, and China. We published some basic information about its capital Hong Kong, and the Chinese / Hong Kong nation.

Are you interested in visiting Hong Kong and looking for driving directions? Click here to plan your route, or see a printable road map of Hong Kong below for an overview of the route network.

Printable map of Hong Kong

Did you know about Hong Kong?

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