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Hong Kong

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Pronunciation: /hɒŋ ˈkɒŋ

Definition of Hong Kong in English:

A special administrative region on the SE coast of China, a British dependency until 1997; population 7,346,600 (est. 2009); official languages, English and Cantonese; capital, Victoria.

The area comprises Hong Kong Island, ceded by China in 1841, the Kowloon peninsula, ceded in 1860, and the New Territories, additional areas of the mainland which were leased for 99 years in 1898. All were returned to China in 1997. Hong Kong has become one of the world’s major financial and manufacturing centres, with the third-largest container port in the world

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