Hong Kong is located on the southeast coast of
China, consisting of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories it
has a total area of 1,104 sq km.
Chinese territory since ancient times, Hong Kong had been occupied by
Britain after the Opium War in 1840. In 1997, in accordance with the
Sino-British Joint Declaration, the two governments held a hand-over
ceremony. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
of the PRC was formally established and the Basic Law of the HKSAR was
adopted in April 1990. The Basic Law makes clear and definite
specifications on a high degree of autonomy, and the political, economic,
cultural and education systems of the HKSAR.
Hong Kong can be divided into three distinct areas: Hong
Kong Island (Victoria), Kowloon and the New Territories. Located across the
bay from Kowloon is what is commonly known as Hong Kong Island, or Victoria.
This section of Hong Kong has several notorious areas: the.......
Hong Kong has subtropical climate
with four distinct seasons. Best visited when it is relatively dry and
cool which is from October to December. Hong Kong's summers have
average temperatures of 82 degrees F (28 C) and are extremely hot and
Hong Kong is a place that is well known for the
blending culture of East and West. The official languages in Hong Kong are
Chinese and English. Although the mother tongue for most of its people is
Chinese (spoken Cantonese), but due to the long tradition of English
education system and its cultural introduction,..........
Human activity on Hong Kong
dates back over five millennia according to archaeological studies initiated
in the 1920s, Excavated neolithic artifacts suggest an influence from
northern Chinese stone-age cultures. The territory was settled by Han
Chinese during the seventh century, A.D., evidenced by the discovery of an
ancient tomb at Lei Cheung Uk in Kowloon............