Hong Kong Tour
Kong is one of two special administrative regions
of the People's Republic of China, the other being Macao.
Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the
Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned
for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. With
a land mass of l,104 km. (426 sq mi) and a population
of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most
densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population
is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent from other
groups. Hong Kong's Han Chinese majority originates
mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and Taishan in the
neighboring Guangdong province.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British
Empire after the First Opium War (1839-42). Originally
confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony's boundaries
were extended in stages to the Kowloon Peninsula and
the New Territories by 1898. It was occupied by Japan
during the Pacific War, after which the British resumed
control until 1997, when China regained sovereignty.
The region espoused minimum government intervention
under the ethos of positive non-interventionism during
the colonial era. The time period greatly influenced
the current culture of Hong Kong, often described as
"East meets West", and the educational system,
which used to loosely follow the system in England until
reforms were implemented in 2009.
Under the principle of 'one country, two
systems", Hong Kong has a different political system
from mainland China. Hong Kong has independent judiciary
functions under the common law framework. The Basic
Law of Hong Kong, its constitutional document, which
stipulates that Hong Kong shall have a "high degree
of autonomy' in all matters except foreign relations
and military defence, governs its political system.
Although it has a burgeoning multi-party system, a small-circle
electorate controls half of' its legislature. An 800-person
Election Committee selects the Chief Executive of Hong
Kong, the head of government.
As one of the world's leading international
financial centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist
service economy characterized by low taxation and free
trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth
most traded currency in the world. The lack of space
caused demand for denser constructions, which developed
the city to a centre for modern architecture and the
world's most vertical city. The dense space also led
to a highly developed transportation network with public
transport traveling rate exceeding 90 percent, the highest
in the world. Hong Kong has numerous high international
rankings in various aspects. For instance, its economic
freedom, financial and economic competitiveness, quality
of life, Corruption Perceptions Index, Human Development
Index, etc, are all ranked high.
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