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.This article contains Chinese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Chinese characters.^ And any other suggestions you or I may think of.
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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China[1]
中華人民共和國 香港特別行政區
A flag with a white 5-petalled flower design on solid red background A red circular emblem, with a white 5-petalled flower design in the centre, and surrounded by the words "Hong Kong" and "中華人民共和國香港特別行政區"
Flag Emblem
A panorama overlooking the skyscrapers of Hong Kong at night, with Victoria Harbour in the background
View at night from Victoria Peak
Hong Kong is situated on a peninsula and series of islands on the south coast of China, to the east of the Pearl River Delta and bordered to the north by Guangzhou province
Official language(s) Chinese, English[2]
Spoken languages
Demonym Hongkonger
Government Non-sovereign partial democracy with unelected executive
 -  Chief Executive Donald Tsang
 -  Chief Justice Andrew Li
 -  President of the
Legislative Council
Jasper Tsang
Legislature Legislative Council
Establishment
 -  Transfer of sovereignty to Britain (Treaty of Nanking) 29 August 1842 
 -  Japanese occupation 25 December 1941 –
15 August 1945 
 -  Transfer of sovereignty to the PRC 1 July 1997 
Area
 -  Total 1,104 km2 (179th)
426 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 4.5
Population
 -  2009 estimate 7,055,071[3] (98th)
 -  2001 census 6,708,389 
 -  Density 6076.4/km2 (4th)
15,737.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $293.311 billion[4] (38th)
 -  Per capita $44,413[4] (10th)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total US$223.764 billion[4] (37th)
 -  Per capita US$31,849[4] (27th)
Gini (2007) 43.4[5] 
HDI (2007) 0.944[6] ( very high) (24th)
Currency Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Time zone HKT (UTC+8)
Date formats yyyy年m月d日 (Chinese)
dd/mm/yyyy (English)
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .hk
Calling code +852
.Hong Kong[7] (Chinese: 香港) is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China; the other is Macau.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea,[8] it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. .With land mass of 1,104 km2 (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 people are so hard working * .
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^ Hi,Hong Kong is my dream.
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^ Because I know I was born in Hong Kong, one of the most beautiful place in the world.
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[9] .Hong Kong's population is 95% ethnic Chinese and 5% from other groups.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ Much better than those postcard sell in hong kong bookstores , but maybe you could try the other theme like festivals in hong kong ......
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^ This is real photography - much better than those yong girl model photos posted and discussed by most others in Hong Kong.
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.Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong runs on economic and political systems different from those of mainland China.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ With the mainstream press so foucsed on China's rapid economic rise one can easily forget what a wonderful toursit destination the country is with it's vast and varied landscapes.
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^ He expressed the appreciation for China's great help to his country and hoped that the current visit will move forward the existing good relations between the two sides.
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[11] .Hong Kong is one of the world's leading international financial centres, with a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation, free trade and minimum government intervention under the ethos of positive non-interventionism.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ Smog of pollutants over Hong Kong city, no problem, privatize the air space, "not the air" then privatize all of the cities governments remove all taxes, government funded by a extreme limited amount of cash printed by Hong Kong monetary authority free of charge.
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^ Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
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[12] .The Hong Kong dollar is the 9th most traded currency in the world.^ According to an International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) survey, almost 25 percent of Hong Kong's labor force is unionized.
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^ Reports indicate that the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions was consistently excluded from the labor advisory board.
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.Hong Kong's independent judiciary functions under the common law framework.^ The law provides for the right to a fair trial, and an independent judiciary generally enforced this right.
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^ The law provides for an independent judiciary, and the government generally respected judicial independence in practice.
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^ The law provides for eventual universal suffrage in both chief executive and LegCo elections; however, in 2004 the NPCSC rejected universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the 2007 and 2008 elections.
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[14] .Its political system is governed by the Basic Law of Hong Kong, its constitutional document.^ I am an amateur photographer, learning the basics of taking pictures with DSLR. The photos of Hong Kong are giving me a real sense that night photography is the best way and the hardest way to take photos.
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^ I think you can represent the Hong Kong Government for the promotion of Hong Kong!
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^ There were no formal restrictions on women's participation in the political system, and women held many lower-level government positions.
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.It has a burgeoning multi-party system, and its legislature is partly elected through universal suffrage.^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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^ After the chief executive is selected by universal suffrage, the LegCo may be elected by universal suffrage.
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.The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is the head of government.^ In April Donald Tsang was appointed as chief executive, and the mainland government approved his new cabinet in June.
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^ Bills that affect government policy cannot be introduced without the chief executive's written consent.
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^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839–1842). .Originally confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony's boundaries were extended in stages so as to include the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories by 1898. It was occupied by the Japanese during the Pacific War, after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China regained sovereignty.^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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[16][17] .The Basic Law stipulates that Hong Kong shall enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign relations and military defence.^ Macau, with a population of approximately 526,000, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in defense and foreign affairs, under the SAR's constitution and the Basic Law.
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^ The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong and the SAR's constitution, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), specify that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy except in matters of defense and foreign affairs.
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^ Any amendments to the Hong Kong Basic Law regarding election of the chief executive and LegCo must obtain consent (the chief executive), approval by two-thirds of the LegCo, and then be submitted for approval (chief executive) or for the record (LegCo) to the NPCSC. If the methods for selecting the chief executive and electing the LegCo are not amended, then the existing methods shall continue to apply.
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Contents

Etymology

The characters "香港"
.The name "Hong Kong" is an approximate phonetic rendering of the Cantonese pronunciation of the spoken Cantonese or Hakka name "香港", meaning "fragrant harbour" in English.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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^ Although Shanghai also have a lot of beautiful scenes at night, such as the Bund, I think Hong Kong's night scene with Victoria Harbour is even better.
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.Before 1842, the name Hong Kong originally referred to a small inlet (now Aberdeen Harbour/Little Hong Kong) between the island of Ap Lei Chau and the south side of Hong Kong Island.^ "Public service announcements" frequently interrupted news items critical of the government, particularly in the south, where television programming from Hong Kong was available.
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^ Hong Kong's small Jewish community has excellent relations with the rest of society, and there were no reports of anti-Semitic acts during the year.
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^ The citizens and government of Hong Kong now must devise an electoral process that will lead to universal suffrage and democratic elections in 2017 and 2020.
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The inlet was one of the first points of contact between British sailors and local fishermen.[20]
.The reference to fragrance may refer to the harbour waters sweetened by the fresh water estuarine influx of the Pearl River, or to the incense factories lining the coast to the north of Kowloon which was stored around Aberdeen Harbour for export, before the development of Victoria Harbour.^ Victoria Harbour is the most breathtaking stretch of water.
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[19] .In 1842, the Treaty of Nanking was signed, and the name Hong Kong was first recorded on official documents to encompass the entirety of the island.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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History

.Hong Kong began as a coastal island geographically located in southern China.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ The information was disseminated through organizations such as the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy and the foreign-based Human Rights in China.
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.While small settlements had taken place in the Hong Kong region, with archaeological findings dating back thousands of years, regularly written records were not made until the engagement of Imperial China and the British colony in the territory.^ I went back to Hong Kong for a holiday!
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^ Hong Kong is verry Beautiful place!!
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^ Those pictures give me a thought of going back to Hong Kong from Toronto.
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.Starting out as a fishing village, salt production site and trading ground,[22] it would evolve into a military port of strategic importance and eventually an international financial centre that enjoys the world's 6th highest GDP (PPP) per capita, supporting 33% of the foreign capital flows into China.^ The rapids divided the Congo trade into an upper or waterborne segment and a lower or overland segment linking the pool with a series of ports along the coast both north and south of the [Congo] estuary itself...The main goods moving over this lower segment were salt from the coast and a mix of three European products: guns, gunpowder, and cloth.
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^ At 9:52pm on 22 Sep 2009 , beijing_2008 wrote: One can always count on ghostofsichuan to bring human rights into any discussion on China.
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^ Our informant explained that the Central African Republic is a very poor country, possibly with the lowest per capita income in the world.
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Pre-20th century

ancient sepia image of elevated view of a city and its harbour
Hong Kong in the late nineteenth century was a major trading post of the British Empire.
Human settlement in the area now known as Hong Kong dates back to the late Paleolithic and early Neolithic era,[24] but the name Hong Kong (香港) did not appear on written record until the Treaty of Nanking of 1842.[25]
.Hong Kong, a little fishing village where Chinese emperors would send their punished officials, was first inhabited by the Hakka people.^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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^ Hong Kong people are so hard working * .
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^ I hope it will accomplish your hope in bringing more people to Hong Kong.
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The four big clans were the Liu, Man, Pang, and Tang. .Each clan, and its numerous branches, took up residence in what is today considered the New Territories.^ Numerous rival splinter groups sprang up in some territories, and French-supported competitors were established in others.
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With scant natural resources and hilly terrain, the indigenous peasants and fishermen survived on the island's few and precious assets until European visitors set foot on the territory and changed its history.
.The area's earliest recorded European visitor was Jorge Álvares, a Portuguese explorer who arrived in 1513.[26][27] In 1839 the refusal by Qing Dynasty authorities to import opium resulted in the First Opium War between China and Britain.^ The government's human rights record in Tibetan areas of China remained poor, and the level of repression of religious freedom increased.
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^ Newly arrived prisoners or those who refused to acknowledge committing crimes were particularly vulnerable to beatings.
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.Hong Kong Island became occupied by British forces in 1841, and was formally ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Nanking at the end of the war.^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Its true, I fell in love with Hong Kong after touring and seeing these amazing places-- The Peak, Hong Kong Island skyscrapers, Disneyland..
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The British established a crown colony with the founding of Victoria City the following year. In 1860, after China's defeat in the Second Opium War, the Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutter's Island were ceded to Britain under the Convention of Peking. .In 1898, under the terms of the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory, Britain obtained a 99-year lease of Lantau Island and the adjacent northern lands, which became known as the New Territories.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ Lol, wow I lived in Hong Kong for 9 years and these photographs are just BEATIFUL !
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[28] Hong Kong's territory has remained unchanged to the present.

20th century onwards

.During the first half of the 20th century, Hong Kong was a free port, serving as an entrepôt of the British Empire.^ As a first time Hong Kong visistor my self i now think i did not need to go ; as all i had to do was to look at your pictures.
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^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ I realized one of my dreams by going to Hong Kong for the first time a few months ago.
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.The British introduced an education system based on their own model, while the local Chinese population had little contact with the European community of wealthy tai-pans settled near Victoria Peak.^ All the Protestant missionaries, and the earliest Catholic ones, based their hopes of success on communicating with the Africans in their own language.
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^ "Planetary Boundaries - (cont'd)" The story of the young William Kamkwamba who "educated himself in his local library," is an inspiring one, but it also bears on the Population debate.
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.In conjunction with its military campaign in the Second World War, the Empire of Japan invaded Hong Kong on 8 December 1941. The Battle of Hong Kong ended with British and Canadian defenders surrendering control of the colony to Japan on 25 December.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ The official currency was the CFA franc, which had been developed by the French government for its African colonies at the end of the Second World War.
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^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
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During the Japanese occupation, civilians suffered widespread food shortages, rationing, and hyper-inflation due to forced exchange of currency for military notes. .Hong Kong lost more than half of its population in the period between the invasion and Japan's surrender in 1945, when the United Kingdom resumed control of the colony.^ This site has made me determined more than ever to live in Hong Kong.
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^ Can Hong Kong use more Freedom, YES! = Ludwig von Mises Institute Please DON'T LET socialism pull Hong Kong down.
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^ I hope it will accomplish your hope in bringing more people to Hong Kong.
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.Hong Kong's population recovered quickly as a wave of migrants from China arrived for refuge from the ongoing Chinese Civil War.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ The information was disseminated through organizations such as the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy and the foreign-based Human Rights in China.
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.When the People's Republic of China was proclaimed in 1949, more migrants fled to Hong Kong in fear of persecution by the Communist Party.^ Since its founding in 1949, it has been led by the Communist Party of China (CPC).
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^ The PRC asserts the Republic of China to be an illegitimate and supplanted entity and administratively categorizes Taiwan as the 23rd province of PRC. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China) .
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^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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[28] .Many corporations in Shanghai and Guangzhou also shifted their operations to Hong Kong.^ I've always loved Hong Kong and have been visiting many times over the past 10 years now.
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^ Prominent human rights activists critical of the mainland government also operated freely and maintained permanent resident status in Hong Kong.
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^ I've lived in Hong Kong for many years, but now I'm in the U.S and these pictures really make me miss home!!
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[28]
.As textile and manufacturing industries grew with the help of population growth and low cost of labour, Hong Kong rapidly industrialised, with its economy becoming driven by exports, and living standards rising steadily.^ Hong kong is a lovely p-lace to live in!
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^ L.A. ...i have a friend who lives in hong kong told me that sometimes you see the smog...
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^ Seeing your gallery makes me feel so fortunate living in such a beautiful city Growing up and seeing it changed to and becoming apart of hong kong makes me proud.
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[30] The construction of Shek Kip Mei Estate in 1953 marked the beginning of the public housing estate programme, designed to cope with the huge influx of immigrants. .Trade in Hong Kong accelerated even further when Shenzhen, immediately north of Hong Kong, became a special economic zone of the PRC, and established Hong Kong as the main source of foreign investment to China.^ And after all i visit Hong Kong every week from Shenzhen, China.
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^ Macau, with a population of approximately 526,000, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in defense and foreign affairs, under the SAR's constitution and the Basic Law.
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^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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[31] .With the development of the manufacturing industry in southern China beginning in the early 1980s, Hong Kong's competitiveness in manufacturing declined and its economy began shifting toward a reliance on the service industry, which enjoyed high rates of growth in the 1980s and 1990s, and absorbed workers released from the manufacturing industry.^ Hong Kong flying high again!
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^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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[32]
In 1983, Hong Kong was reclassified from a British crown colony to a dependent territory. .However with the lease of the New Territories due to expire within two decades, the governments of Britain and China were already discussing the issue of Hong Kong's sovereignty.^ China government can do something within the mainland...
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^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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.In 1984 the two countries signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration, agreeing to transfer sovereignty to the People's Republic of China in 1997,[28] and stipulating that Hong Kong would be governed as a special administrative region, retaining its laws and a high degree of autonomy for at least fifty years after the transfer.^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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^ The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong and the SAR's constitution, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), specify that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy except in matters of defense and foreign affairs.
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^ During the year women headed two of the country's 28 ministries.
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.The Hong Kong Basic Law, which would serve as the constitutional document after the transfer, was ratified in 1990, and the transfer of sovereignty occurred at midnight on 1 July 1997, marked by a handover ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.^ I am an amateur photographer, learning the basics of taking pictures with DSLR. The photos of Hong Kong are giving me a real sense that night photography is the best way and the hardest way to take photos.
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^ The groups's lawyer argued that the principle had gained the status of customary international law and as such had been incorporated into Hong Kong's laws; the government countered that many other Asian countries were not signatories to the UN's refugee convention, which proved the principle had not gained the status of customary international law.
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^ The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong and the SAR's constitution, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), specify that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy except in matters of defense and foreign affairs.
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[28]
.Hong Kong's economy was affected by the Asian financial crisis, and the H5N1 avian influenza, both in 1997. After a gradual recovery, Hong Kong suffered again due to an outbreak of SARS in 2003.[33] Today, Hong Kong continues to serve as an important global financial centre, but faces uncertainty over its future role with a growing mainland China economy, and its relationship with the PRC government in areas such as democratic reform and universal suffrage.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ China government can do something within the mainland...
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^ On July 11, the secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs unveiled the details of the government's green paper on constitutional reform, thereby launching a three-month consultation period during which the government hoped to build consensus on the timeframe and roadmap for the implementation of universal suffrage for future chief executive and LegCo elections.
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[34]

Governance

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Top: The Legislative Council of Hong Kong.^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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^ The chief executive, the president of the Legislative Council (LegCo), and the chief justice nominate the Hong Kong members.
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^ Hong Kong, China, US all striving for top spot .
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Bottom: Government House, the official residence of the Chief Executive.
.In accordance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and reflecting the policy known as "one country, two systems", Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy as a special administrative region in all areas except defence and foreign affairs.^ The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong and the SAR's constitution, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), specify that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy except in matters of defense and foreign affairs.
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^ Hong Kong flying high again!
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^ Macau, with a population of approximately 526,000, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in defense and foreign affairs, under the SAR's constitution and the Basic Law.
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[35] .The declaration stipulates that the region maintain its capitalist economic system and guarantees the rights and freedoms of its people for at least 50 years beyond the 1997 handover.^ Our fourth fundamental argument in the declaration is to the effect that once the world's people are aware of the gravity of the situation, and its true dimension, they will "do the right thing."
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^ These so-called sultans were descendants of the Bandia and Vongara clans in the region who became rulers of the Nzakara and Zande peoples by at least the 18th century.
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^ The Ngandu [Bantu people who live in the Lobaye region] moved into the area only 120 years ago...
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[36] .The Basic Law is the constitutional document that outlines the executive, legislative and judicial authorities of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, although final authority for interpreting the Basic Law rests with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.^ Hong Kong people are so hard working * .
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^ The NPCSC's mechanism for interpretation is its Committee for the Basic Law, composed of six mainland and six Hong Kong members.
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^ As the final interpreter of the Basic Law, the NPCSC also has the power to self-initiate interpretations of the Basic Law.
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[37]
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  • The executive: The Executive Council, headed by the Chief Executive who is elected by the Election Committee and then appointed by the Central People's Government;[38][39]
    • The civil service: A politically neutral body that implements policies and provides government services, where public servants are appointed based on meritocracy;[15]
  • The legislature: The Legislative Council has 60 members, half of which are directly elected by universal suffrage by permanent residents of Hong Kong according to 5 geographical constituencies.^ In March the Election Committee reelected Donald Tsang to chief executive.
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    ^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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    ^ After the chief executive is selected by universal suffrage, the LegCo may be elected by universal suffrage.
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    .The other half, known as functional constituencies, are directly elected by a smaller electorate which consists of corporate bodies and natural persons from various stipulated functional sectors.^ The NPCSC also determined that the current 50-50 ratio for directly elected geographic seats and indirectly elected functional constituency seats in LegCo must remain indefinitely in place.
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    ^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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    ^ Interest groups in functional constituencies elected 10 others, and the chief executive appointed the remaining seven members.
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    .It is headed by the President of the Legislative Council who serves as the speaker;[40]
  • The judiciary: The Judiciary of Hong Kong, comprising the Court of Final Appeal, the High Court (which includes the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance), the District Court et cetera.^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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    ^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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    ^ Colonel Yambhala the president of the High Court in Bangui.
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    [41] .Judges are appointed by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of an independent commission.^ In April Donald Tsang was appointed as chief executive, and the mainland government approved his new cabinet in June.
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    ^ The Basic Law stipulates that the chief executive appoints members of the Executive Council of the Macau Special Administrative Region from among the principal officials of the executive authorities, members of the legislature, and public figures.
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    ^ Interest groups in functional constituencies elected 10 others, and the chief executive appointed the remaining seven members.
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    [14]
.The implementation of the Basic Law and universal suffrage have been major issues of political debate since the transfer of sovereignty.^ In 2004 the NPC Standing Committee issued a self-initiated interpretation of the Basic Law and rejected universal suffrage for the 2007 Chief Executive and 2008 Legislative Council elections.
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^ Its why I went with Engineering instead of Law or Politics as my university studies.
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^ The decision ruled out the possibility of universal suffrage for the chief executive and LegCo in 2012 but explicitly noted that the election of the chief executive in the year 2017 may be implemented by universal suffrage.
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.In 2002, the government's proposed anti-subversion bill pursuant to Article 23 of the Basic Law, which required the enactment of laws prohibiting acts of treason and subversion against the Chinese government, was met with fierce opposition, and eventually shelved.^ However, the constitutional proposals met with fierce criticism from the opposition.
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^ In addition, many local laws carry specific prohibitions against discrimination, although there is no specific law for combating discrimination.
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^ The law does not prohibit religious believers from holding public office; however, party membership is required for almost all high-level positions in government, state-owned businesses, and many official organizations.
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[18][42][43] .Debate between pro-Beijing groups and Pan-democracy camp characterises Hong Kong's political scene, with the latter supporting a faster pace of democratisation.^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
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^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ I feel so good to see such beautiful scene of Hong Kong.
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[44]

Legal system and judiciary

.In contrast to mainland China's civil law system, Hong Kong continues to follow the English Common Law tradition established during British rule.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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Her legal system is completely independent from the legal system of China.[45] .Hong Kong's courts are permitted to refer to decisions rendered by courts of other common law jurisdictions as precedents,[14] and judges from other common law jurisdictions are allowed to sit as non-permanent judges of the Court of Final Appeal.^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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^ Much better than those postcard sell in hong kong bookstores , but maybe you could try the other theme like festivals in hong kong ......
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^ These courts handle criminal, civil, and administrative cases, including appeals of decisions by police and security officials to use reeducation‑through-labor and other forms of administrative detention.
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[14]
.Structurally, Hong Kong's court system consists of the Court of Final Appeal, the High Court, which is made up of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance, and the District Court, which includes the Family Court.^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ The security apparatus is made up of the Ministries of State Security and Public Security, the People's Armed Police, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), and the state judicial, procuratorial, and penal systems.
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^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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[41] Other adjudicative bodies include the Lands Tribunal, the Magistrates' Courts, the Juvenile Court, the Coroner's Court, the Labour Tribunal, the Small Claims Tribunal, and the Obscene Articles Tribunal.[41] .Justices of the Court of Final Appeal are appointed by Hong Kong's Chief Executive.^ In April Donald Tsang was appointed as chief executive, and the mainland government approved his new cabinet in June.
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^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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^ On December 29, the PRC's NPCSC officially provided a possible timeline for Hong Kong's transition to election by universal suffrage of its chief executive in 2017 and the LegCo in 2020.
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[14]
.The Department of Justice is the government department responsible for handling legal matters, and its responsibilities involve providing legal advice to the government, criminal prosecution, civil representation, legal and policy drafting and reform, and international legal cooperation between different jurisdictions.^ Between June and September 2006, the government improved cooperation with Vietnamese authorities, jointly disrupting 13 trafficking networks and rescuing 193 victims.
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^ Nonattorney legal advisors and government employees provided the only legal aid options in many areas.
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^ The Labor Department provided assistance and legal advice to workers upon request.
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[45] .Apart from prosecuting criminal cases, lawyers of the Department of Justice also appear in court on behalf of the government in all civil and administrative lawsuits against the government.^ According to official statistics, 95,052 administrative lawsuits were filed against the government in 2006, slightly fewer than in the previous year.
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^ All these people running around like chooks with their heads chopped off over these filters should be more concerned with the iiNet court case.
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^ Workers who believed they were dismissed unlawfully may bring a case to court or lodge a complaint with the Labor Department or the high commissioner against corruption and administrative illegality, who also functions as an ombudsman.
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[45] As protector of the public interest, it may apply for judicial reviews and may intervene in any cases involving greater public interest.[46] .The Basic Law, which serves as the constitutional document of the Hong Kong SAR, protects the Department of Justice from any interference by the government when exercising its control over criminal prosecution.^ The law states that the courts shall exercise judicial power independently, without interference from administrative organs, social organizations, and individuals.
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^ Macau, with a population of approximately 526,000, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in defense and foreign affairs, under the SAR's constitution and the Basic Law.
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^ The government controlled curricula, texts, and other course materials as well as the publication of historically or politically sensitive academic books (see Protection of Cultural Heritage).
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[47]

Administrative districts

New Territories Islands Kwai Tsing North Sai Kung Sha Tin Tai Po Tsuen Wan Tuen Mun Yuen Long Kowloon Kowloon City Kwun Tong Sham Shui Po Wong Tai Sin Yau Tsim Mong Hong Kong Island Central and Western Eastern Southern Wan Chai Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Islands Kwai Tsing North Sai Kung Sai Kung Sai Kung Sai Kung Sai Kung Sai Kung Sai Kung Sha Tin Tai Po Tai Po Tai Po Tai Po Tai Po Tai Po Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Yuen Long Kowloon City Kwun Tong Sham Shui Po Wong Tai Sin Yau Tsim Mong Central and Western Eastern Southern Southern Wan Chai The main territory of Hong Kong consists of a peninsula bordered to the north by Guangdong province, an island to the south east of the peninsula, and a smaller island to the south. These areas are surrounded by numerous much smaller islands.
.Hong Kong has a unitary system of government, no local government exists since the two municipal councils were abolished in 2000. As such there is no formal definition for its cities and towns.^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ There is no such thing in Australia.
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^ There will no place i call home expect hong kong.
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.Administratively, Hong Kong is subdivided into 18 geographic districts, each represented by a district council whose role is to advise the government on local matters such as public facilities, community programmes, cultural activities and environmental improvements.^ I think you can represent the Hong Kong Government for the promotion of Hong Kong!
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^ District councils are responsible for advising the government on matters affecting the well-being of district residents, the provision and use of public facilities, and the use of public funds allocated for local public works and community activities.
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^ Conditions in administrative detention facilities, such as reeducation-through-labor camps, were similar to those in regular prisons.
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.There are a total of 534 district councils seats, 405 of which are elected, while the rest are appointed by the Chief Executive and 27 ex officio chairmen of rural committees.^ In April Donald Tsang was appointed as chief executive, and the mainland government approved his new cabinet in June.
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^ In March the Election Committee reelected Donald Tsang to chief executive.
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^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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[50] .The government's Home Affairs Department communicates government policies and plans to the public through the district offices.^ The government supported children's rights and welfare through well-funded systems of public education, medical care, and protective services.
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^ The law stipulates that the Public Prosecutions Office's functions be carried out without government interference, and the government respected the law in practice.
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^ In response the government began offering limited allowances to adult claimants through its social welfare department.
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Military

.As a British Colony and later territory, defence was provided by the British military under the command of the Governor of Hong Kong who was ex officio Commander-in-chief.^ L.A. ...i have a friend who lives in hong kong told me that sometimes you see the smog...
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^ The distracted and unbalanced President, Tombalbaye, appealed to France for help and a French garrison was despatched, later reinforced substantially and placed under the command of a general, Cortadellas.
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^ The chief executive, the president of the Legislative Council (LegCo), and the chief justice nominate the Hong Kong members.
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[52] .When the People's Republic of China assumed sovereignty in 1997, the British barracks were replaced by a garrison of the People's Liberation Army, comprising ground, naval, and air forces, and under the command of the Chinese Central Military Commission.^ The PRC asserts the Republic of China to be an illegitimate and supplanted entity and administratively categorizes Taiwan as the 23rd province of PRC. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China) .
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^ BANGUI, 7 Jul 2004 (IRIN) - The People's Republic of China has donated equipment worth US $4 million to the Central African Republic (CAR), state-owned Radio Centrafrique reported on Tuesday.
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^ Macau, with a population of approximately 526,000, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and enjoys a high degree of autonomy, except in defense and foreign affairs, under the SAR's constitution and the Basic Law.
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.The Basic Law protects local civil affairs against interference by the garrison, and members of the garrison are made subject to Hong Kong laws.^ Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
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^ In addition, many local laws carry specific prohibitions against discrimination, although there is no specific law for combating discrimination.
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^ The law affords no right to remain silent, no protection against double jeopardy, and no rules governing the type of evidence that may be introduced.
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.The Hong Kong Government remains responsible for the maintenance of public order; however, it may request the PRC government for help from the garrison in maintaining public order and in disaster relief.^ PRC authorities do not permit some Hong Kong human rights activists and prodemocracy legislators to visit the mainland.
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^ He appoints members of the government and may terminate their functions; he is head of all administrative services and makes appointments to state posts; he promulgates laws and has power to issue regulations; he ensures the maintenance of law and order and may proclaim a state of emergency.
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^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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The PRC government is responsible for the costs of maintaining the garrison.[18]

Geography and climate

natural slopes with conurbation in the distance
The hilly terrain of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
Topographical satellite image with enhanced colours showing areas of vegetation and conurbation. <a name=.Purple areas around the coasts indicate the areas of urban development."^ Urban centers develop around the industrial activities and forest resources that local people depend upon are rapidly depleted, he said.
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^ It was particularly difficult for peasants from rural areas to obtain household registration in more economically developed urban areas.
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Areas of urban development and vegetation are visible in this false-colour satellite image.
.Hong Kong is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta.^ Hi,Hong Kong is my dream.
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^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
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^ I love my Hong Kong and will always do.
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.It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the Guangdong city of Shenzhen to the north over the Shenzhen River.^ The state, however, is an artefact encapsulating a largely Moslem nomad population in the North and Christian or animist negro agriculturalists in the South and West.
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^ The principal trade routes were the north-south axis following the valley of the Nile from Sennar to Aswan and beyond, and an east-west axis staying close to the desert along the whole of the savanna belt.
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^ These [South/West populations] provided the ruling groups at independence but were faced from 1968 with an insurrectionary movement, FLOLINAT, drawing increasingly on Libyan support, in the North.
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.The territory's 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) area consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and over 200 offshore islands, of which the largest is Lantau Island.^ Polls conducted by the University of Hong Kong consistently found that over half of the respondents favored electing the chief executive and the entire legislature by universal suffrage in 2012.
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^ "Public service announcements" frequently interrupted news items critical of the government, particularly in the south, where television programming from Hong Kong was available.
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^ Reports indicate that the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions was consistently excluded from the labor advisory board.
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Of the total area, 1,054 km2 (407 sq mi) is land and 50 km2 (19 sq mi) is inland water. In addition Hong Kong claims territorial waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles (5.6 km). .The land area makes Hong Kong the 179th largest habited territory in the world.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
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^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
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.As much of Hong Kong's terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes, less than 25% of the territory's landmass is developed, and about 40% of the remaining land area is reserved as country parks and nature reserves.^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
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^ I miss Hong Kong very much.
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^ Hong Kong is a developed country and its sooooooooo atractive country.
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[53] .Most of the territory's urban development exists on Kowloon peninsula, along the northern edge of Hong Kong Island and in scattered settlements throughout the New Territories.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ Very beautiful picture of the island of Hong Kong.
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[54] The highest elevation in the territory is at Tai Mo Shan, at a height of 957 metres (3,140 ft) above sea level.[55] .Hong Kong's long, irregular and curvaceous coast line provides it with many bays, rivers and beaches.^ The heart of the Congo River trade was the market at Stanley Pool, the crucial transit point where boat transportation toward the coast was blocked by the long stretch of the Congo Rapids.
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^ The law provides for eventual universal suffrage in both chief executive and LegCo elections; however, in 2004 the NPCSC rejected universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the 2007 and 2008 elections.
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[56]
.Despite Hong Kong's reputation of being intensely urbanised, the territory has made much effort to promote a green environment,[57] and recent growing public concern has prompted the severe restriction of further land reclamation from Victoria Harbour.^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
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^ I miss hong kong very much...
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^ I miss Hong Kong very much.
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.Awareness of the environment is growing as Hong Kong suffers from increasing pollution compounded by its geography and tall buildings.^ The overwhelming majority were women, although an increasing number of young men were coming to Hong Kong to work as homosexual prostitutes.
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^ In response to increased awareness of the problem of domestic violence, there was a growing number of shelters for victims.
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^ Seeing your gallery makes me feel so fortunate living in such a beautiful city Growing up and seeing it changed to and becoming apart of hong kong makes me proud.
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Approximately 80% of the city's smog originates from other parts of the Pearl River Delta.[58]
.Situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Hong Kong's climate is humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa).^ Lol, wow I lived in Hong Kong for 9 years and these photographs are just BEATIFUL !
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^ We have just come back from a trip through Hong Kong.
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^ I just came back from Hong Kong, its one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
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Summer is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and warm air coming from the southwest. It is also the time when typhoons are most likely, sometimes resulting in flooding or landslides. Winter weather usually starts sunny and becomes cloudier towards February, with the occasional cold front bringing strong, cooling winds from the north. .The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry.^ Detentions generally lasted for several months, although in most cases no formal charges were brought.
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[59] .Hong Kong averages 1,948 hours of sunshine per year,[60] while the highest and lowest ever recorded temperatures at the Hong Kong Observatory are 36.1 °C (96.98 °F) and 0.0 °C (32.00 °F), respectively.^ It also prohibits overtime work in excess of three hours per day or 36 hours per month and mandates a required percentage of additional pay for overtime work.
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^ The regulations limit work hours in the manufacturing sector for persons 15 to 17 years of age to eight hours per day and 48 hours per week between 7 a.m.
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^ Hong Kong's small Jewish community has excellent relations with the rest of society, and there were no reports of anti-Semitic acts during the year.
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panorama: looking down on a city of skyscrapers, land mass in the distance separated by a body of water
A view from Hong Kong Island, looking north over Central district, the harbour and Kowloon
Climate data for Hong Kong
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.6
(65)
18.6
(65)
21.5
(71)
25.1
(77)
28.4
(83)
30.4
(87)
31.3
(88)
31.1
(88)
30.2
(86)
27.7
(82)
24.0
(75)
20.3
(69)
25.6
(78)
Average low °C (°F) 14.1
(57)
14.4
(58)
16.9
(62)
20.6
(69)
23.9
(75)
26.1
(79)
26.7
(80)
26.4
(80)
25.6
(78)
23.4
(74)
19.4
(67)
15.7
(60)
21.1
(70)
Precipitation mm (inches) 24.9
(0.98)
52.3
(2.06)
71.4
(2.81)
188.5
(7.42)
329.5
(12.97)
388.1
(15.28)
374.4
(14.74)
444.6
(17.5)
287.5
(11.32)
151.9
(5.98)
35.1
(1.38)
34.5
(1.36)
2,382.7
(93.81)
Sunshine hours 141.7 93.8 89.6 101.8 138.6 158.3 214.9 189.7 171.8 191.1 178.2 173.3 1,842.9
% Humidity 73 78 82 83 84 82 81 82 79 74 70 69 78
Avg. rainy days 5.6 9.5 10.5 11.7 15.5 18.8 17.8 17.4 14.8 8.1 5.7 4.3 139.7
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[62] 2008

Economy

Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial centers.[63] Its highly developed capitalist economy has been ranked the freest in the world by the Index of Economic Freedom for 15 consecutive years.[64][65][66] .It is an important centre for international finance and trade, with one of the greatest concentration of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, and is known as one of the Four Asian Tigers for its high growth rates and rapid development between the 1960s and 1990s.^ One of the most horrendous developments that we have experienced in the last 15 years is the dramatic explosion in the global trade of child sexual abuse images on the internet.
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.In addition, Hong Kong's gross domestic product, between 1961 and 1997, has grown 180 times larger than the former while per capita GDP rose by 87 times.^ I was born and grown up in Hong Kong...
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^ Hong Kong is really a good city, enliven in our times and have as dazzling " Oriental Pearl " in China, really make us proud of it!
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^ As a first time Hong Kong visistor my self i now think i did not need to go ; as all i had to do was to look at your pictures.
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.The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the sixth largest in the world, with a market capitalisation of US$2.97 trillion as at October 2007. In 2009, Hong Kong raised 22 percent of worldwide IPO capital, making it the largest centre of initial public offerings in the world.^ If the local textile industry could be expanded, it might provide a more reliable outlet for the increasing local cotton production than the unstable world market can offer.
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[69] Hong Kong's currency is the Hong Kong dollar, which has been pegged to the U.S. dollar since 1983.[70]
.The Government of Hong Kong plays a passive role in the financial industry, mostly leaving the direction of the economy to market forces and the private sector.^ Secondly there is to be a public marketing agency to compete as a buyer in the field against the existing private sector coffee dealers.
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^ If foreign suppliers are feeling the strain in this way, then the payment pressure on local private sector suppliers, who rely heavily on government business, must be even greater.
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^ There had been suggestions that this operation should be transferred entirely to the private sector, but the government wants to ensure that the house remains independent of the two large private coffee houses which dominate the market at present (the other players are called minnows).
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.Under the official policy of "positive non-interventionism", Hong Kong is often cited as an example of laissez-faire capitalism.^ His economic policies have at various times included both laissez-faire and dirigiste elements.
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^ Please get pictures or a picture of a Rolls-Royce in Hong Kong it is the Rolls-Royce capital of the world!!
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^ I know Hong Kong is a very pretty place, but, those pic are even more prettier under your camera!!
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.Following the Second World War, Hong Kong industrialised rapidly as a manufacturing centre driven by exports, and then underwent a rapid transition to a service-based economy in the 1980s.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ The official currency was the CFA franc, which had been developed by the French government for its African colonies at the end of the Second World War.
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^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
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.Hong Kong matured to become a financial centre in the 1990s, but was greatly affected by the Asian financial crisis in 1998, and again in 2003 by the SARS outbreak.^ Seeing your gallery makes me feel so fortunate living in such a beautiful city Growing up and seeing it changed to and becoming apart of hong kong makes me proud.
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^ But I hope Chinese can try to become a race with moral, not trying to bring anying bad habits into Hong Kong.
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^ I'm believed that the prosperous continuously of Hong Kong will bring more opportunities to us ,and China will become the most outstanding country in the world!
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.A revival of external and domestic demand has led to a strong recovery, as cost decreases strengthened the competitiveness of Hong Kong exports and a long deflationary period ended.^ I am not a native, but have visited HK couple of times, and everytime after I left, I got that deep longing for HK. Hong Kong is my soul.
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^ Thomas Jefferson Long may the Republic of Hong Kong be bright with Freedom's Holy Light.
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^ We will be going first to Beijing but will end up in Hong Kong.
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.The territory has little arable land and few natural resources, so it imports most of its food and raw materials.^ The Tio people lived from trade, the manufacture of jewelry, and tobacco growing to supply caravans bound for the coast; they imported most of their food from the surrounding region.
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.Hong Kong is the world's eleventh largest trading entity,[74] with the total value of imports and exports exceeding its gross domestic product.^ The move was pushed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as a key measure to reduce imports and to boost exports such as coffee, diamonds, and timber by making the prices of these products more competitive on world markets.
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^ Production and Trade In 1990, US$ 3 million was spent importing tobacco products (0.7% of all import costs), while US$ 1.1 million was earned from tobacco exports (0.5% of all export earnings).
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^ Tobacco production, trade and industry Agriculture In 1990, 560 hectares were harvested for tobacco (0.03% of total arable land), down from 800 hectares in 1985.
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.Hong Kong is the world's largest re-export centre.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
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^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
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[75] .Much of Hong Kong's exports consist of re-exports, which are products made outside of the territory, especially in mainland China, and distributed via Hong Kong.^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
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^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ I miss Hong Kong very much.
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.Even before the transfer of sovereignty, Hong Kong had established extensive trade and investment ties with the mainland, and now enables it to serve as a point of entry for investment flowing into the mainland.^ I am now in the Phillipines, a Hong Kong citizen.
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^ Even after 27 visits to Hong Kong, she still looks good in pictures!!
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^ I only wish I could have a martini with him right now in Hong Kong!
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At the end of 2007, there were 3.46 million people employed full-time, with the unemployment rate averaging 4.1%, the fourth straight year of decline.[76] .Hong Kong's economy is dominated by the service sector, which accounts for over 90% of its GDP, while industry now constitutes just 9%.^ I am now in the Phillipines, a Hong Kong citizen.
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^ US now, hong kong is just the only place that i will ever missed.
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^ As a first time Hong Kong visistor my self i now think i did not need to go ; as all i had to do was to look at your pictures.
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.Inflation was at 2% in 2007, and Hong Kong's largest export markets are mainland China, the United States, and Japan.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ Geographically, it is the largest country in area in East Asia and the fourth largest in the world after Russia, Canada and the United States.
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^ I'm believed that the prosperous continuously of Hong Kong will bring more opportunities to us ,and China will become the most outstanding country in the world!
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.As of 2009, Hong Kong is the fifth most expensive city for expatriates, behind Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow, and Geneva.^ Hong Kong is the most superior city in the world.
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^ Hong Kong is really a amazing city !
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^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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.In 2008, Hong Kong was ranked sixth, and in 2007, it was ranked fifth.^ Its paradise, i had been in Hong Kong in 2007, these pictures have recalled all the memories.
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^ See you at the Eric Clapton concert Hong Kong, January 17, 2007.
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[78] In 2009, Hong Kong was ranked third in the Ease of Doing Business Index.[79]

Demographics

busy street scene at night, with lit advertising panels
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, at 6,200 people per km².
large bronze statue of Buddha with right hand raised
The Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island
The territory's population is 7.03 million. .In 2009, Hong Kong had a low birth rate of 11.7 per 1,000 population and a fertility rate of 1,032 children per 1,000 women.^ Both women and children are excluded from its use, at any rate.
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[80] .However, the population in Hong Kong continues to grow due to the influx of immigrants from mainland China, approximating 45,000 per year – there exists a daily quota of 150 people from Mainland China with family ties in Hong Kong are granted a 'one way permit'.[81] Life expectancy in Hong Kong is 79.8 years for males and 86.1 years for females, as of 2009, among the highest in the world.^ Hong Kong :( i wish i could live there for a few years!!
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^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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.About 95% of the people of Hong Kong are of Chinese descent,[82] the majority of whom are Cantonese, Hakka and Chiu Chow.^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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^ Hong Kong people are so hard working * .
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^ I hope it will accomplish your hope in bringing more people to Hong Kong.
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The remaining 5% of the population is composed of non-ethnic Chinese forming a highly visible group despite their smaller numbers.[82] .In addition, there are in excess of 300,000 foreign domestic helpers from Indonesia and the Philippines, according to official figures.^ The article also states - "The figure of 20,000 doesn't represent that there were 20,000 hits on the actual child-pornography IP [addresses in that range]," Linton said.
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[83]
There is a South Asian population of Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese. Some Vietnamese refugees have become permanent residents of Hong Kong. There are also a number of Europeans (mostly British), Americans, Australians, Canadians, Japanese, and Koreans working in the city's commercial and financial sector.[84] .Residents from mainland China do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong, nor are they allowed to enter the territory freely.^ Hong Kong residents .
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^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ The free net nanny software was a great idea it allowed the parents to have control over what their children did and didn't see, if they wanted to.
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.Hong Kong's de facto official language is Cantonese, a Chinese language originating from Guangdong Province to the north of Hong Kong.^ But I hope Chinese can try to become a race with moral, not trying to bring anying bad habits into Hong Kong.
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^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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^ Three of the places I've been to and have great pictures are Guizhou Province which is close to the Province where some of your pictures were taken, Hong Kong and Beijing where of course I went to the Great Wall, etc .
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[85] English is also an official language, and according to a 1996 by-census is spoken by 3.1% of the population as an everyday language and by 34.9% of the population as a second language.[86] .Signs displaying both Chinese and English are common throughout the territory.^ Can someone tell me how easy it is for an overseas Chinese to get a job in HK? I live in the United States, speak both English and Mandarin, and am willing to take on any job just so I can live in HK for a while.
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.Since the 1997 handover, an increase in immigrants from mainland China and greater integration with the mainland economy have brought an increasing number of Mandarin speakers to Hong Kong.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ Hong Kong is really a good city, enliven in our times and have as dazzling " Oriental Pearl " in China, really make us proud of it!
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^ I used to live in hong kongin the 1960"s father got a promotion in his job to work at kowloon, been fasinated with hong kong skyscrapers ever since!
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[87]
.Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of freedom, guaranteed by the Basic Law.^ Hong Kong flying high again!
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^ Can Hong Kong use more Freedom, YES! = Ludwig von Mises Institute Please DON'T LET socialism pull Hong Kong down.
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^ I am an amateur photographer, learning the basics of taking pictures with DSLR. The photos of Hong Kong are giving me a real sense that night photography is the best way and the hardest way to take photos.
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90% of Hong Kong's population practises a mix of local religions,[3] most prominently Buddhism (mainly Chinese Mahayana), Confucianism, and Taoism.[88][89][90] .A Christian community of around 600,000 exists,[91][92] forming about 8% of the total population, and is nearly equally divided between Catholics and Protestants, although other, smaller 'Christian' communities exist including the Latter-Day Saints[93] and Jehovah's Witnesses.^ On the other hand, the number of cultivators decreased, falling from 99,000 to 91,000...
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^ At present [1991] they just about divide the market, with a total sales (chiffre d'affaires) of about 9 billion (milliard, a thousand million) CFA a year.
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^ All the Protestant missionaries, and the earliest Catholic ones, based their hopes of success on communicating with the Africans in their own language.
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[94] There are also Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Bahá'í communities.[91] Religious freedom after the 1997 handover is guaranteed under the Basic Law. The practice of Falun Gong is tolerated; the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches each freely appointing its own bishops, unlike in mainland China.[95]

Education

3-storey red brick building with gabled roof adjacent to 7-storey modern building with flat roof
A view over the University of Hong Kong
A complex of white medium-rise buildings on a lush hillside, with a body of water in the foreground
HKUST Campus as seen from Port Shelter
.Hong Kong's education system roughly follows the system in England,[96] although international systems exist.^ The Program for International Student Assessment ranked Hong Kong's education system as the second best in the world, make it first in the world, Eliminate all public schools and the Education Bureau, and eliminate Public rental housing: 31.0% Housing Authority subsidized sale flats: 17.1% Housing Society subsidized sale flats: 0.7% All this is just a start!
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^ Although Hong Kong is only a little piece of the world, but the people here, and the place brings the toppest things to the world.
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^ Hong Kong International Airport - The place that brings us back and forth * .
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The government maintains a policy in which the medium of instruction is Cantonese (母語教學),[97] with written Chinese and English. In secondary schools, 'biliterate and trilingual' proficiency is emphasised, and Mandarin language education has been increasing.[98] .The Programme for International Student Assessment ranked Hong Kong's education system as the second best in the world.^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
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^ Nice Pics Hong Kong is the best!!!
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^ The best view of Hong Kong from the Peak .
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[99]
.Hong Kong's public schools are operated by the Education Bureau.^ The Program for International Student Assessment ranked Hong Kong's education system as the second best in the world, make it first in the world, Eliminate all public schools and the Education Bureau, and eliminate Public rental housing: 31.0% Housing Authority subsidized sale flats: 17.1% Housing Society subsidized sale flats: 0.7% All this is just a start!
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^ I lived in Hong Kong just before 'Franky' - he and myself went to St. George's (BFES) School.
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.The system features a non-compulsory three-year kindergarten, followed by a compulsory six-year primary education, a three-year junior secondary education, a non-compulsory two-year senior secondary education leading to the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations and a two-year matriculation course leading to the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations.^ Lol, wow I lived in Hong Kong for 9 years and these photographs are just BEATIFUL !
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^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ Hong Kong :( i wish i could live there for a few years!!
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[100]
.However, starting with Form 1 students of 2006, all students receive 3 years of compulsory junior and 3 years compulsory senior secondary education.^ Sure the filter won't prevent all forms of p2p and whatnot but it's the start.
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.Most comprehensive schools in Hong Kong fall under three categories: the rarer public schools; the more common subsidised schools, including government aids and grant schools; and private schools, often run by Christian organisations and having admissions based on academic merit rather than on financial resources.^ This site has made me determined more than ever to live in Hong Kong.
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^ Smog of pollutants over Hong Kong city, no problem, privatize the air space, "not the air" then privatize all of the cities governments remove all taxes, government funded by a extreme limited amount of cash printed by Hong Kong monetary authority free of charge.
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^ Can Hong Kong use more Freedom, YES! = Ludwig von Mises Institute Please DON'T LET socialism pull Hong Kong down.
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Outside this system are the schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme and private international schools.
.There are nine public universities in Hong Kong, and a number of private higher institutions, offering various bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, other higher diplomas and associate degree courses.^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ There's also that word called 'the future' – is some bright spark of a politican going to suddenly then start deciding what we can or can't say to each other on a personal or written level – both privately and in public forums such as this.
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^ Can Hong Kong use more Freedom, YES! = Ludwig von Mises Institute Please DON'T LET socialism pull Hong Kong down.
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.The University of Hong Kong, the oldest institution of tertiary education in the territory, was referred by Quacquarelli Symonds as a "world-class comprehensive research university"[101] and was ranked 24th on the 2009 THES - QS World University Rankings,[102] making it 1st in Asia.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ The Program for International Student Assessment ranked Hong Kong's education system as the second best in the world, make it first in the world, Eliminate all public schools and the Education Bureau, and eliminate Public rental housing: 31.0% Housing Authority subsidized sale flats: 17.1% Housing Society subsidized sale flats: 0.7% All this is just a start!
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^ Hong Kong is really a good city, enliven in our times and have as dazzling " Oriental Pearl " in China, really make us proud of it!
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[103] The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Chinese University of Hong Kong are ranked 35 and 46, respectively, making them rank 4th and 2nd, respectively, in Asia.[103]

Culture

A bronze statue on a pedestal, with the city skyline in the background. The pedestal is designed in the image of four clapperboards forming a box. The statue is of a woman wrapped in photographic film, looking straight up, with her left hand stretched upwards and holding a glass sphere containing a light.
A statue on the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to Hong Kong cinema
.Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with the culture brought to it during its time as a British colony.^ Hong Kong is verry Beautiful place!!
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^ Very proud indeed of the fact that I was born, brought up (under both the traditional Chinese culture and philosophy and the rather liberal and broad-minded western way), educated bi-lingually, had worked, got married and even gave birth to my son in this wonderful place called Hong Kong - our hometown!
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^ Although Hong Kong is only a little piece of the world, but the people here, and the place brings the toppest things to the world.
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[104] One of the more noticeable contradictions is Hong Kong's balancing of a modernised way of life with traditional Chinese practices. Concepts like feng shui are taken very seriously, with expensive construction projects often hiring expert consultants, and are often believed to make or break a business.[105] .Other objects like Ba gua mirrors are still regularly used to deflect evil spirits, and buildings often lack any floor number that has a 4 in it, due to its similarity to the word for "die" in Cantonese.^ They were able to elect about 20 Africans to that assembly; while other Africans were elected to a less important but still useful platform of opinion, in Paris - the Assembly of the French Union.
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The fusion of east and west also characterises Hong Kong's cuisine, where dim sum, hot pot and fast food restaurants coexist with haute cuisine.[106]
.Hong Kong is a recognised global centre of trade, and calls itself an 'entertainment hub'.[107] Its martial arts film genre gained a high level of popularity in the late 1960s and 1970s.^ Hong Kong flying high again!
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^ There will no place i call home expect hong kong.
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^ As you said, Hong Kong is just beautiful itself and everything can take good pictures of her!
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Several Hollywood performers and martial artists have originated from Hong Kong cinema, notably Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, and Yuen Woo-ping. .A number of Hong Kong film-makers have also achieved widespread fame in Hollywood, such as John Woo, Wong Kar-wai and Stephen Chow.^ I feel so good to see such beautiful scene of Hong Kong.
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^ I am an amateur photographer, learning the basics of taking pictures with DSLR. The photos of Hong Kong are giving me a real sense that night photography is the best way and the hardest way to take photos.
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^ Thomas Jefferson Way to go Hong Kong!
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[107] Homegrown films such as Chungking Express, Infernal Affairs, Shaolin Soccer, Rumble in the Bronx, and In the Mood for Love have gained international recognition. Hong Kong is the centre for Cantopop music, which draws its influence from other forms of Chinese music and Western genres, and has a multinational fanbase.[108]
.The Hong Kong government supports cultural institutions such as the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.^ Can Hong Kong use more Freedom, YES! = Ludwig von Mises Institute Please DON'T LET socialism pull Hong Kong down.
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^ I feel so good to see such beautiful scene of Hong Kong.
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^ I think you can represent the Hong Kong Government for the promotion of Hong Kong!
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Also, the government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department subsidises and sponsors international performers brought to Hong Kong. .Many international cultural activities are organised by the government, consulates, and privately.^ The meeting was organised jointly by the government and the Comité International pour le Respect et l'Application des Droits de l'Homme (Cirac).
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.Hong Kong has two licensed terrestrial broadcastersATV and TVB.^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ Fantastic photographs, spent two years in hong kong, best two years of my life, also got married there in 1981, been back a few times since then .
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^ We are going to Hong Kong in two months....Thanks for the preview pictures!
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.There are three local and a number of foreign suppliers of cable and satellite services.^ If foreign suppliers are feeling the strain in this way, then the payment pressure on local private sector suppliers, who rely heavily on government business, must be even greater.
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[109] The production of Hong Kong's soap dramas, comedy series and variety shows reach audiences throughout the Chinese-speaking world. .Magazine and newspaper publishers in Hong Kong distribute and print in both Chinese and English, with a focus on sensationalism and celebrity gossip.^ TAMTAM, Hong Kong people speak Chinese, not English.
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^ But I hope Chinese can try to become a race with moral, not trying to bring anying bad habits into Hong Kong.
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^ Can someone tell me how easy it is for an overseas Chinese to get a job in HK? I live in the United States, speak both English and Mandarin, and am willing to take on any job just so I can live in HK for a while.
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.The media is relatively free from official interference compared to mainland China, although the Far Eastern Economic Review points to signs of self-censorship by journals whose owners have close ties to or business interests in the PRC, but state that even Western media outlets are not immune to growing Chinese economic power.^ The PRC-71 is comprised of a four transceiver set, each is 100% solid state, & may be combined or operated individually with self contained batteries.
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[110]
.Hong Kong offers wide recreational and competitive sport opportunities despite its limited land area.^ I'm believed that the prosperous continuously of Hong Kong will bring more opportunities to us ,and China will become the most outstanding country in the world!
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^ Hong Kong long always being a mystic land with a cultural blend of Sino-Anglican remnance...with a touch of Asian flavor !
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^ I loved hong kong since I was there as a child in the 1960s I was fasinated by the tall blocks of flats, even though we lived not so posh area.
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It sends delegates to international competition, namely the Olympic Games and Asian Games, and played host to the equestrian events during the 2008 Summer Olympics.[111] .There are major multipurpose venues like Hong Kong Coliseum and MacPherson Stadium.^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ I never seen Hong Kong like this.
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^ WOW! Thanks for showing me what Hong Kong looks like.
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.Hong Kong's steep terrain makes it ideal for hiking, with expansive views over the territory, and its rugged coastline provides many beaches for swimming.^ The best view of Hong Kong from the Peak .
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^ This is the best photographs of Hong Kong that I have viewed.
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^ I've lived in Hong Kong for many years, but now I'm in the U.S and these pictures really make me miss home!!
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[112]

Architecture

.According to Emporis, there are 7,650 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, putting the city at the top of world rankings.^ Hong Kong is the place mustn't miss, what a wounderful city in the World .
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^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ Hong Kong is the most superior city in the world.
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[113] .The high density and tall skyline of Hong Kong's urban area is due to a lack of available sprawl space, with the average distance from the harbour front to the steep hills of Hong Kong Island at 1.3 km (0.8 mi),[114] much of it reclaimed land.^ Hi,Hong Kong is my dream.
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^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
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^ I miss Hong Kong very much.
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.This lack of space causing demand for dense, high-rise offices and housing, has resulted in 36 of the world's 100 tallest residential buildings being in Hong Kong,[115] and more people living or working above the 14th floor than anywhere else on Earth, making it the world's most vertical city.^ China is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion people, most of whom are said to be of Han Chinese ethnicity.
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^ The Tio people lived from trade, the manufacture of jewelry, and tobacco growing to supply caravans bound for the coast; they imported most of their food from the surrounding region.
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^ Its major advantage was to make the supply of food more secure and above all to allow people to stay a little longer in each camp.
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[116]
.As a result of the lack of space and demand for construction, few older buildings remain, and the city is instead becoming a centre for modern architecture.^ The last few remaining in CAR fled back across the Oubangui River into northwestern DRC as Bozize's forces took over the capital city.
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.The International Commerce Centre (ICC), at 484 m (1,588 ft) high, is the tallest building in Hong Kong and also the third tallest in the world.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
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^ Hong Kong flying high again!
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^ Hong Kong is the place mustn't miss, what a wounderful city in the World .
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[117] The tallest building prior to the ICC is Two International Finance Centre, at 415 m (1,362 ft) high.[118] Other recognisable skyline features include the HSBC Headquarters Building, the triangular Central Plaza with its pyramid-shaped spire, The Center with its night-time multi-coloured neon light show, and I. M. Pei's Bank of China Tower with its sharp, angular façade. .According to the Emporis website, the city skyline has the biggest visual impact of all world cities.^ NATUUR UIT ALLE STREKEN is, de officile Website van het World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE .
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^ (So I guess we're all dirty pedophiles; according to Conroy's World.
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[119] Notable remaining historical assets include the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, the Central Police Station, and the remains of Kowloon Walled City.
.There are many development plans in place, including the construction of new government buildings,[120] waterfront redevelopment in Central,[121] and a series of projects in West Kowloon.^ Actually i think Central is a little bit sad since there are really too many modern buildings, everything is extremely clean, but..there are really few people on the streets..nothing to do with Nathan road or Tsim Sha Tsui.
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^ Clearly there were serious problems in recruitment on the village level because many men were taken who were too small, too weak, or too young.
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^ Iv'e been there twice and plan many more trips there.
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[122] .More high-rise development is set to take place on the other side of Victoria Harbour in Kowloon, as the 1998 closure of the nearby Kai Tak Airport lifted strict height restrictions.^ You are right - this set of pics will do a great job attracting many visitors from other places!
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^ On 25 October 1946, a Representative Council of Ubangi-Shari was established by decree and elections were set to take place on 15 December.
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^ A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
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[123]
daytime skyline of a city, with a large body of water in front
A panoramic view of northern Hong Kong Island between North Point in the east (left) and Kennedy Town in the west (right)

Transport

yellow double-decker tram
Hong Kong's tram system is the only one in the world that runs exclusively with double-deckers.
double-decker ferry boat in harbour with tall buildings in background
The iconic Star Ferry on one of its nine-minute voyages across Victoria Harbour
.Hong Kong has a highly developed transportation network.^ Hong Kong is a developed country and its sooooooooo atractive country.
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^ It has been some time since I was in Hong Kong and it is so good to see the great development tht has taken place there.
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^ Hong Kong because of its beauty, Cleaness, Sincere People & good System for transportation.
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.Over 90% of daily travels (11 million) are on public transport,[124] making it the highest percentage in the world.^ They make me dream of traveling and admiring all those beauties in this world.
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[125] .Payment can be made using the Octopus card, a stored value system introduced by the MTR, which is now widely accepted on railways, buses and ferries, and well as accepted for cash at other outlets.^ PRC-25/RT-505; First solid state FM, tactical backpack transceiver, also first to use the now standard 150cps tone squelch system.
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[126]
.The city's rapid transit system, MTR, has 150 stations, which serve 3.4 million people a day.^ The city and the people are beautiful and I hope to live there one day.
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[127] .Hong Kong Tramways, which has served the territory since 1904, covers the northern parts of Hong Kong Island and is the only tram system in the world run exclusively with double deckers.^ I'm proud to be a part of Hong Kong.
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^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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[128] Double-decker buses were introduced to Hong Kong in 1949, and are now almost exclusively used; single-decker buses remain in use for routes with lower demand or roads with lower load capacity. .Most normal franchised bus routes in Hong Kong operate until 1 a.m.^ The most beautiful Hong Kong picture seris I have ever seen, Thank you ~ .
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^ I just came back from Hong Kong, its one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
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^ This is real photography - much better than those yong girl model photos posted and discussed by most others in Hong Kong.
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.Public light buses serve most parts of Hong Kong, particularly areas where standard bus lines cannot reach or do not reach as frequently, quickly or directly.^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
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^ I'm proud to be a part of Hong Kong.
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^ Hong Kong city night light consume lots of electricity!
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.The Star Ferry service, founded in 1888, operates four lines across Victoria Harbour and provides scenic views of Hong Kong's skyline for its 53,000 daily passengers.^ The study of thousands of websites across 120 Internet Service Providers found 25 of 41 countries surveyed showed evidence of content filtering.
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[129] .It acquired iconic status following its use as a setting on The World of Suzie Wong.^ Reportedly the set could use any of the following accessories, Antenna, case, carry strap, loudspeaker, microphone, & power supply.
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.Travel writer Ryan Levitt considered the main Tsim Sha Tsui to Central crossing one of the most picturesque in the world.^ I have been 3 times go there and I have plann again to get back there soon, specially in central HK. tsim sha tsui and the view of victoria harbour!!
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^ I just came back from Hong Kong, its one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
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^ Actually i think Central is a little bit sad since there are really too many modern buildings, everything is extremely clean, but..there are really few people on the streets..nothing to do with Nathan road or Tsim Sha Tsui.
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[130] Other ferry services are provided by operators serving outlying islands, new towns, Macau and cities in mainland China. Hong Kong is also famous for its junks traversing the harbour, and small kai-to ferries which serve remote coastal settlements.
.Hong Kong Island's steep, hilly terrain calls for some unusual ways of getting up and down the slopes.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ Hong Kong is also nice when the sun is up.
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It was initially served by sedan chair, steeply ascending the side of a mountain.[131] .The Peak Tram, the first public transport system in Hong Kong, has provided vertical rail transport between Central and Victoria Peak since 1888.[132] In Central and Western district, there is an extensive system of escalators and moving pavements, including the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, the Mid-Levels escalator.^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
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^ Where bouts are you moving in Hong Kong?
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^ The best view of Hong Kong from the Peak .
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[133]
.Hong Kong International Airport is a leading air passenger gateway and logistics hub in Asia and one of the world's busiest airports in terms of international passenger and cargo movement, serving more than 47 million passengers and handling 3.74 million tonnes of cargo in 2007.[134] It replaced the overcrowded Kai Tak Airport in Kowloon in 1998, and has been rated as the world's best airport in a number of surveys.^ We are the one to build it more than light!
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^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
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[135] .Over 85 airlines operate at the two-terminal airport and it is the primary hub of Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Air Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express.^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
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^ Hong Kong International Airport - The place that brings us back and forth * .
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^ Fantastic photographs, spent two years in hong kong, best two years of my life, also got married there in 1981, been back a few times since then .
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See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ This is the official convention employed on the Chinese text of the Hong Kong regional emblem, the text of the Hong Kong Basic Law, and the Government of Hong Kong Website, although "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" and "Hong Kong" is also accepted.
  2. ^ The Basic Law of Hong Kong states that the official languages are "Chinese and English". [1] It does not explicitly specify the standard for "Chinese". While Standard Mandarin and Simplified Chinese characters are used as the spoken and written standards in mainland China, Cantonese and Traditional Chinese characters are the long-established de facto standards in Hong Kong. See also: Bilingualism in Hong Kong
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Further reading

  • Fu, Poshek and David Deser. .The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity.^ These pictures are really the best arts to reveal the beauty of Hong Kong.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Poshek Fu, David Deser. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 346 pages. ISBN 0-521-77602-3.
  • Ngo, Tak-Wing. .Hong Kong's History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule (Asia's Transformations).^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MARK FROM MICHIGAN USA-----HONG KONG IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THE WORLD I THINK. I WILL BE THERE IN 10 DAYS FOR MY FIRST TRIP TO ASIA. .
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ HONG KONG RULES! People say dat Dubai is better but it is really bad!
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    . Routledge. 1 August 1999. 205 pages. ISBN 0-415-20868-8.
  • Shuyong, Liu. An Outline History of Hong Kong. Liu Shuyong. 291 pages. ISBN 7-119-01946-5.
  • Tsang, Steve. .A Modern History of Hong Kong (2007) excerpt and text search
  • Welsh, Frank.^ I am Hong Kong people, i love this modern Hong Kong very much since she is the Asia 's World City.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My dear friend sent me text message from Hong Kong and he said it is the most incredible city.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Its paradise, i had been in Hong Kong in 2007, these pictures have recalled all the memories.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A Borrowed Place: The History of Hong Kong (3rfd ed.^ Although Hong Kong is only a little piece of the world, but the people here, and the place brings the toppest things to the world.
    • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I thing Hong Kong is a pritty sweet place i wish I could go there ******************************************************************************** .
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    ^ Hong Kong is an absolutely amazing place in the world!
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    1998), 624 pages. ISBN 1-56836-002-9.
  • Mathematical Modelling of Hong Kong Political and Economical Development. Derek Lam. Guangzhou Academic Press. 18 February 1986. 23 pages.
  • Forts and Pirates – A History of Hong Kong. Hong Kong History Society. Hyperion Books. December 1990. ISBN 962-7489-01-8.
  • Endacott, G. B., ed. An Eastern Entrepot: A Collection of Documents Illustrating the History of Hong Kong (1964) 293 pp
  • Tsang, Steve. Government and Politics: A Documentary History of Hong Kong. (1995), 312pp online edition

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Asia : East Asia : China : Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all.
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Location
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Quick Facts
Capital None (formerly Victoria, most government offices located in Central)
Government Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Currency Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Area total: 1,092 km2
water: 50 km2
land: 1,042 km2
Population 6,980,412 (July 2007 est.)
Language Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English
Religion Mix of local religions 90%, Christian 10%
Electricity 220V/50Hz (UK plug)
Calling Code +852
Internet TLD .hk
Time Zone UTC +8
.Hong Kong [1](香港 Heūng góng in Cantonese, Xiāng gǎng in Mandarin, either way meaning "fragrant harbour") is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being Cantonese Chinese with a long-time British influence.^ As of 1985, the Hong Kong dollar is "pegged" to the US Dollar at HK$7.80 = US$1.00, with the rate being able to fluctuate by only 10 HK cents.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ But as Hong Kong undergoes its latest transformation, traces of its storied past are being eradicated.

^ When looking for an exquisite 5-star hotel in Hong Kong, the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong offers an ideal location set atop the world-famous Pacific Place.
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong – luxury, modern, upscale accommodations for business or leisure 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: News]

.Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China’s increasingly affluent population.^ China’s massive population has always been a major difficulty for the government as it has struggled to provide for it.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Jul 1997 Re-integration of the former British colony of Hong Kong .

.It is also an important hub in the Chinese diaspora with global connections to many of the world’s cities.^ Beijing opera is a quintessential aspect of traditional Chinese culture and holds an important position in the world treasure of art.
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
  • Luxury Vacation Holiday Rental Apartments in Nice France - WIKI link=/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.stayintheheartofnice.com [Source type: News]

^ Many other hospitals in major Chinese cities have so-called VIP wards ( gaogan bingfang ).

^ In 1921, the Chinese Communist party (see Communist party Communist party, in China, ruling party of the world's most populous nation since 1949 and most important Communist party in the world since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991.
  • Red China definition of Red China in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Chinese civilization definition of Chinese civilization in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 20 September 2009 6:39 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver.^ The preservation and development of the unique religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage of Tibetan areas and the protection of the Tibetan people's other fundamental human rights continued to be of concern.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is much more than a harbour city.^ I hope it will accomplish your hope in bringing more people to Hong Kong.
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^ City Break in Hong Kong… Thinking of a city break in Hong Kong ?
  • Hong Kong City Breaks, Hong Kong Short Breaks, Hong Kong Weekend Breaks | Bargain Short Breaks.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.bargainshortbreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong, with a population of approximately seven million, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The traveller weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to describe it as “Hong Kongcrete”.^ This will facilitate my travel on crowded streets and heavy business areas.

^ The tram brought us up at a severe angle, with the crowded streets of Hong Kong passing further and further behind us.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Travellers entering or exiting Hong Kong SAR are subject to a body temperature check and depending on results, further examinations may be required.
  • China - Hong Kong Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

.Yet, this SAR with its cloudy mountains and rocky islands is mostly a rural landscape.^ These people (8.8% of the total rural population) live mostly in the rural areas of central and western China or in the remote mountains.
  • Country Profile - China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.un.org [Source type: Academic]

.Much of the countryside is classified as Country Park and, although 7 million people are never far away, it is possible to find pockets of wilderness that will reward the more intrepid tourist.^ How far they can actually go in changing the Chinese people remains to be seen, but they have already gone much further Inthe reputedly individualistic Chinese than most students of China had thought possible.
  • COMMUNIST CHINA - CIA document 12 September 2009 5:31 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But 9-11 has a strange effect on China: because the subsequent 'War on Terror' takes the attention of American hawks away from the People's Republic, Sino-American relations become much smoother and more cordial.
  • Chinese Media Industry - Siki 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC media.rmit.edu.au [Source type: General]

^ More Than 7.8 Million Chinese Suffer From Schizophrenia (June 18, 2007, Xinhua) More than 7.8 million Chinese people suffer from schizophrenia and 30 percent of them refuse to take drugs regularly, according to the country’s first survey of mental illness.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

.Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with at least one season to match your comfort zone.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Your photographs of Hong Kong are spectacular.
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^ Your photos of Hong Kong are glorious.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.Boasting one of the world’s best airports, it is the ideal stopover for those who wish to travel deeper into the Orient.^ You know, those guys who run their banks into the ground and still get a bonus.
  • Medical Care: Netizen Compares Hong Kong To Mainland | chinaSMACK 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.chinasmack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Percentage of Chinese who say the free market is “the best system on which to base the future of the world”: 74 .
  • China (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Those who could not find work were taxed for being unemployed, and if they traveled to another village in search for work, they paid a passage tax .
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

History

.Archeological findings date the first human settlements in the area back to more than 30,000 years.^ That first unit had more than 1,000 servers.
  • Perspectives - Wednesday, 23 April 2008 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC perspectives.mvdirona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first pregnant woman for more than eighteen years.
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  • Warning! this will scare sheeple and some truthers [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm going back soon, for the first time in 30 years.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.It was first incorporated into China during the Qin Dynasty and largely remained under Chinese rule until 1841 during the Qing Dynasty, with a brief interruption at the end of the Qin Dynasty, when a Qin official established the kingdom of Nam Yuet, which later fell to the Han Dynasty.^ The Ming fell to the Manchus in 1644, who then established the Qing Dynasty .

^ Under the Sui Sui (swā) , dynasty of China that ruled from 581 to 618.
  • Red China definition of Red China in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The Manchu overran Ming China in 1644 and established the Qing (Manchu) dynasty.
  • China -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

The first Boundary Stone along the Anglo-Chinese Boundary at Chung Ying Street, Sha Tau Kok
The first Boundary Stone along the Anglo-Chinese Boundary at Chung Ying Street, Sha Tau Kok
.In January 1841, as a result of the defeat of the Qing Dynasty of China in the First Opium War, Hong Kong became a British colony, under the Convention of Chuen Pi.^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ China and Hong Kong:   an economic nexus.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Crisis and transformation in China's Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

.After the defeat of China in the Second Opium War, the Kowloon Peninsula was ceded to Britain in 1860. In 1898, the New Territories — a rural area north of Boundary Street in Kowloon district — were leased to Britain for 99 years.^ In 1898, China leased the New Territories to Britain for 99 years.
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The mainland area has two sections-the New Territories in the north and the Kowloon Peninsula in the south.
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1860, the colony was extended to include the adjacent part of the mainland (the Kowloon Peninsula); in 1898, it was extended again to include another 1,000 square kilometers or so of the hinterland and some nearby islands (collectively called the New Territories).
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.When World War II broke out, Winston Churchill, then the British Prime Minister declared that Hong Kong was an "impregnable fortress". However, it was only a reality check for the British as most of their troops were tied down fighting the Germans in Europe, and Hong Kong was not given enough resources for its defence.^ Hong Kong is the only operator of double-decker trams in the world.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I really feel hong kong's night scene is the BEST in the world.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, after just slightly more than two weeks of fighting, Hong Kong was surrendered to the Japanese on 25 December 1941, making it the first time the British lost a colony to an invading force.^ On 25 December 1941 the British colonial government surrendered and so its administration of the colony's tax system was temporarily suspended.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But on 7 December 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and, more or less simultaneously, Hong Kong.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.umsl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the war, despite American assuarances that Hong Kong will be restored to China, the British moved quickly to regain control of Hong Kong.^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ China and Hong Kong:   an economic nexus.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Crisis and transformation in China's Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

.However, they had lost their aura of invincibility and could not continue to rule Hong Kong the way they used to before the war, and all restrictions on non-Europeans owning property on prime real estate land were lifted.^ Why they came to Hong Kong .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ They use it all the time in various ways, habitually.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong is really a amazing city !
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hong Kong's post war recovery was astonishingly swift, and within 2-3 months, all post-war economic restrictions were lifted and Hong Kong became a free market once again.^ Hong Kong's financial institutions and markets.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ China and Hong Kong:   an economic nexus.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ That's why it was sadly unsurprising to see Hong Kong's current leader, Donald Tsang, last month declare the death of the policy on which the territory's prosperity was built.
  • AMPP: Red China 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: News]

.After the communists took control of mainland China in 1949, many Chinese people, especially businessmen, fled to Hong Kong due to persecution by the communist government.^ Crisis and transformation in China's Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Chinese people are not chinese government.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Unlike the restrictive policies imposed by the communists in mainland China, the British government took a rather "hands off" approach in Hong Kong, as proposed by former financial secretary John James Cowperthwaite, which led to a high degree of economic freedom.^ The Hong Kong government accepts that this is so.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Communist government in China .
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Under such conditions, businesses flourished in Hong Kong and its economy grew rapidly, earning it a place as one of the East Asian Tigers.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong is verry Beautiful place!!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong has been one of the world's fastest growing economies.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 1990, Hong Kong's GDP per capita surpassed that of Britain, the first time a colony's GDP per capita surpassed that of its colonial master.^ Current per capita GDP in Hong Kong is about US$24,000.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1946, the Hong Kong government again proposed the establishment of a "normal" income tax, this time as a permanent measure (rather than a temporary wartime one).
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1995, the Hong Kong government implemented legislation abolishing all appointed seats in the Legislative Council and, for the first time, opened them to elections.
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hong Kong is now the world's fourth largest financial centre after London, New York and Tokyo.^ London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ London; New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Hong Kong's financial institutions and markets.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The massive influx of mainland refugees led to the rise of the Kowloon Walled City, which was anything but decent — it was a horrendous convolution of mazelike alleys, utter darkness, cramped space, and unsanitary conditions (reports claim that dog meat was served and that unlicensed physicians practiced there).^ Most media outlets were owned by businesses with interests on the mainland, which led to claims that they were vulnerable to self-censorship.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There were reports of serious accidents in which miners were killed when mine managers forced them to continue working under unsafe conditions.
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^ I give up on my other plan to climb the North gate of the city wall and take more pictures from there — it’s really too dark now.
  • China - Marjolein's Travel Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.iamback.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Walled City was evacuated and subsequently demolished in 1993, and the Kowloon Walled City Park was built on the site.^ Kowloon Park (MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui or Jordan) Lots of greenery in a busy area of the city.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ (CA) See also: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Space Museum, Kowloon Park, Ocean Terminal/Ocean Centre/Harbour City, Star Ferry, Victoria Harbour .
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.In 1984, the Chinese and British Governments signed the Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong, giving Hong Kong back to China on 1 July 1997. Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the Peoples Republic of China.^ East & Southeast Asia :: Hong Kong (special administrative region of China) .
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alternative governments of the Republic of China: .

^ The Hong Kong government accepts that this is so.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.Under the slogan "One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong remains a capitalist economy without various restrictions that apply in mainland China such as news censorship and foreign exchange controls.^ China not unified under any one power.

^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Even under the new Afghan government it has remained a problem in various areas of the country.
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.In accordance with the Joint Declaration, the Basic Law was enacted to serve in effect as a mini-constitution for the Hong Kong SAR. In theory, Hong Kong enjoys "a high degree of autonomy" in most matters except foreign and defence affairs.^ The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong and the SAR's constitution, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), specify that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy except in matters of defense and foreign affairs.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the epicentre:   Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Hong Kong flying high again!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In practice, it is more complex than that: on the one hand, Beijing exerts much influence, on the other, there are groups pushing for a more democratic regime and universal suffrage.^ We are the one to build it more than light!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ok, but recently there has been plenty of illiberal actions by the politicians (land grabbing, for instance) that resemble China a lot more than a civilised democracy.
  • China Economy - News and Discussions « New Delhi Review 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.newdelhireview.com [Source type: News]

^ More than any one speech about race in America, however historic, mixing bread-and-butter with the bigger picture can guide Obama to the nomination.
  • Obama Brings War Back Home 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.In many respects, little has changed since the handover to China in 1997. A Chief Executive, chosen by an elite electoral college, has replaced the Colonial Governor – Beijing’s man has replaced London’s man.^ The return of the colony to China in 1997 entailed very little change.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Percentage change since 1996 in Amway sales in China : +183 .
  • China (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong remained a British colony until 1997, when it became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.What was once a British colony now looks like a Chinese colony.^ I don't think those French, British, and American protesters especially hate Chinese people or China, they just don't like its government and its policies.
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^ Things will look like this: French boycott Beijing Olympics in Paris, which leads to Chinese boycotting French goods, which lead to French or European country boycotting Chinese goods, which leads to Even bigger boycotting in China....
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now it looks like the dead-locked negotiations will be dropped altogether.
  • PRC Armed Forces [Arsip] - Forum KG - Cozy Place To Talk 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC forum.kafegaul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although “part of China”, Hong Kong operates like a tiny country with its own currency, laws, international dialling code, police force, border controls and the like.^ The China international phone code is 86.
  • China Country Code 86 Country Code CN 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC countrycode.org [Source type: News]

^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
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^ Hong Kong was part of China from ancient times until the 1800's.
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is also a member of international organisations that are normally restricted to sovereign states such as the WTO, APEC and the IOC.

People

.The majority of Hong Kong's population are Han Chinese (95%), mostly of Cantonese ancestry, though there are also sizeable numbers of other Chinese groups such as Chiuchao (Teochews), Shanghainese and Hakkas.^ The other Hong Kong report 1995.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ In Hong Kong, they are not (though there is depreciation recovery).
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since Hong Kong is largely populated by Cantonese Chinese, I suggested we go for Cantonese cuisine.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.A significant number of Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese live here too, and many have families that have lived in Hong Kong for several generations.^ Though many seem to live here :D .
  • Web Filters real target revealed P2P - BitTorrent - Peer to peer 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Buy Hong Kong Prints here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Buy Hong Kong Posters here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.The largest groups of recent, non-Chinese, immigrants are Filipinos, Indonesians and Thais, of which most are employed as domestic help.^ The number of class action suits against polluters is also growing, and with the help of Chinese environmental groups and lawyers, some pollution victims are winning their cases.

^ For the most part the Chinese peasant or farmer depends on simple, non mechanized farming implements.
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^ In recent years there have been some well-publicized confrontations between the Chinese government and religious groups.
  • Chinese civilization definition of Chinese civilization in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 20 September 2009 6:39 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Climate

.There are four distinct seasons in Hong Kong.^ There are four local television stations in Hong Kong.
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^ In Hong Kong there is considerable competition in the newspaper industry; in December 1995 a price war began where the price of some newspapers were as low as HK$1.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ There is no death tax in Hong Kong.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hong Kong can be a little chilly in the winter (10°C) and hot and humid in the summer (33°C).^ As of 1985, the Hong Kong dollar is "pegged" to the US Dollar at HK$7.80 = US$1.00, with the rate being able to fluctuate by only 10 HK cents.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Study it a little and make sure you have it with you at all times when you are in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ We reached the Wanchai waterfront and walked around the outer edge of the Hong Kong Exhibition Center, which hosted the official handover ceremony this past summer.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.The best times of year to visit are thus, spring (March-May), when the average temperature is around 25°C and autumn (September-December).^ By the time the average person reaches age 70, he or she will have spent the equivalent of 7 to 10 years watching television.
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The numbers showed that the homicide rate for children in the United States is now five times higher than the average for the other 25 countries.
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, if someone keeps telling you for nine years that something stinks, you might want to take the time to sniff around a bit.
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC feeds.boingboing.net [Source type: General]
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

.Christmas in Hong Kong can be a delight with a fair chance of mild sunny weather that will appeal to those coming from colder northern climates.^ Those pictures give me a thought of going back to Hong Kong from Toronto.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thats coming from a Hong Kong microbiology expert who claims that genes in the flu have already mutated, adding extra unpredictability to the problem.
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^ In some respects, Hong Kong's public services are not as extensive as those to be found in comparably affluent western societies.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

Hotels experience peak occupancy in the months of April and October. .Typhoons usually occur between June and September and can bring a halt to local business activities for a day or less.^ DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: The southeast coast of China is vulnerable to strong typhoons, usually from July to September.

^ Between June and September 2006, the government improved cooperation with Vietnamese authorities, jointly disrupting 13 trafficking networks and rescuing 193 victims.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 24-member CCP Politburo,2 which ultimately controls the PRC's political, military, governmental, and commercial activities, does not usually conduct its business as a whole.
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.The weather in winter is usually caused by the winter monsoon which brings dry cold winds from the north.^ There was some wind and a little rain – but nothing that should cause a major sea port any issues… There was another storm this weekend that went north over Taiwan.

In winter the air can be cold but the sun can still burn. .Expect winter temperatures to rise to 22°C on sunny days and fall to under 10°C at night, especially when in mountainous areas.^ Net imports are expected to rise to 3.5 million barrels (560,000 m³) per day by 2010.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 1991 to 1995, 30,000 square km of soil erosion area and 10,000 square km of wind erosion area were brought under control each year.
  • Country Profile - China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.un.org [Source type: Academic]

^ I was there about a year and a half ago [winter 1991-92], and it was HK$45 (US$6.10) per night.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Chinese New Year is notorious for cold wet weather and, since many businesses close, non-Chinese tourists will not see Hong Kong at its best.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does it get that cold in Hong Kong?
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Should you find yourself in Hong Kong at Chinese New Year, you can make the best of the weather by going hiking if it is dry.^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HOng Kong welcomes you.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let me know if you find any yourself.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.Although most buildings in Hong Kong have air-conditioning to cope with the summer weather, winter heating is something of a novelty.^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1996, Hong Kong Customs officials intercepted air-to-air missile parts being shipped by CATIC aboard a commercial air carrier, Dragonair.
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^ The economies of Hong Kong and China are intertwined and it is in the interest of both sides to maintain the conditions that have brought growth in the region.
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the coldest days, the lack of heating and thermal insulation can be a challenge, especially at bath time.^ The severity of Internet content control also fluctuates during different time periods, especially those buffering politically sensitive events.
  • China | OpenNet Initiative 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC opennet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the facilities are fantastic (especially since I was in training during this time).
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Curiously, buses and many restaurants will continue to use air-conditioning to freshen the air, even on the coldest days.^ All buses are air-conditioned.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ An official with the municipal bureau of agriculture and forestry said at the beginning his colleagues sometimes felt uncomfortable without air conditioning, but now they have got used to it.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ I don't know how many and don't know if VN has any plan to use it for ship launch or air launch or not.
  • Vietnam's military ability [Archive] - SkyscraperCity 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Chinese (Lunar) New Year (農曆新年)
.Although this may seem like an ideal time to go to Hong Kong, many shops and restaurants close down during the Chinese New Year.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Shopping Hong Kong is famous for it.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Dispersal and renewal:   Hong Kong University during the war years.
  • Hong Kong -- and China -- Bibliography 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC hua.umf.maine.edu [Source type: Academic]

.However, unlike Christmas in Europe where you can hardly find shops open on this big day, you can still get food and daily products easily during the Lunar New Year period.^ At the rates of demand it experiences, the system has historically been subject to overcrowding during travel seasons such as Chunyun during the Chinese New Year .
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
  • Luxury Vacation Holiday Rental Apartments in Nice France - WIKI link=/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.stayintheheartofnice.com [Source type: News]

^ They still have the *heart China in front of their IM name and they still shop at Carrefour, Auchan or purchase French products.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You would still be wise to realize which side your bread is buttered on however.
  • International Missle Drama - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.gamedev.net [Source type: General]

.The week or two leading up to the Chinese New Year as well as the period just after the third day up to the fifteenth day are good times to soak up the festive mood and listen to Chinese New Year songs being played in the shops.^ Two weeks news .
  • News tagged China at DIGITIMES 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.digitimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Chinese boycotting French goods, which lead to .
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^ He had two rest periods of three hours each, and was scheduled to eat once or twice meals of what was said to be a superior form of Chinese space food.

  • Spring Lantern Festival (元宵節)
.If you go to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, you will be able to experience this traditional Chinese festival.^ Dinner, preferably at a Chinese restaurant (Where else are you going to go?
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ If you go inside Tibet, not Lhasa, all the traditional Tibetan cultures are well preserved, such as Ali.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Go to a newsstand, and you might see as many as 10 different Chinese newspapers.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

A number of beautiful lanterns can be found in the park at this time.
  • Ching Ming Festival (清明節)
This festival in Spring is also known as grave sweeping day. .To show respect to the deceased, family members go to the grave of their ancestors to sweep away leaves and remove weeds around the grave area.^ Leave copies of your card numbers with a family member in case of emergency.
  • China Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

^ So they let her in and she spoke to one of Zhao’s family members, delivering the cake, leaving her contacts, and saying how much we wanted to get Zhao’s side of the story.

^ In other areas house church meetings of more than a handful of family members and friends were strictly proscribed.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Paper offerings are also burned, such as fake money.
  • Cheung Chau Bun Festival (長洲太平清醮)
.This is takes place on the tiny island of Cheung Chau.^ Outlying Islands See the following topics: Lantau Island, Cheung Chau .
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ More cities in Hong Kong C Cheung Chau Island H Hong Kong Island Hong Kong New Territories K Kowloon L Lantau Island T Tsing Yi Island Tsuen Wan Search Hotels .
  • Hong Kong hotels-discount hotels in Hong Kong from AsiaRooms.com, the hotel Hong Kong Specialist 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cheung Chau Take the HKF Ferry from the Outlying Islands Pier to Cheung Chau.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

In the past the festival has involved competitions with people climbing bun towers to snatch buns. After the unfortunate collapse of a bun tower in 1978, due to an overload of people, the competition was abandoned. It was resumed again in 2005 with better safety measures.
  • Tuen Ng Festival (端午節)
.This is a festival in memory of a national hero from the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history.^ The Three Kingdoms Three Kingdoms, period of Chinese history from 220 to 265, after the collapse of the Han dynasty.
  • Red China definition of Red China in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Chinese civilization definition of Chinese civilization in the Free Online Encyclopedia. 20 September 2009 6:39 UTC encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Chinese people waged wave upon wave of heroic struggles for national independence and liberation and for democracy and freedom.
  • Gender and Law in China 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.genderandlaw.org.cn [Source type: Original source]
  • Constitution of the People's Republic of China - Wikisource 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He majored in Chinese language and Chinese history at the Australian National University and acquired a Chinese alias, Lù Kèwén (traditional Chinese: 陸克文 or in simplified Chinese: 陆克文) [ 117 ] .
  • http://w2.hidemyass.com/index.php?q=aHR0cDovL2VuLndpa2lwZWRpYS5vcmcvd2lraS9Gb3JlaWduX3JlbGF0aW9uc19vZl90aGVfUGVvcGxlJTI3c19SZXB1YmxpY19vZl9DaGluYQ%3D%3D 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC w2.hidemyass.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dragon boat races are typically held during this festival and glutinous rice dumplings, usually with pork fillings, are eaten by many.^ The popular Chinese dragon boat racing (龙舟) occurs during the Dragon Boat Festival .
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
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^ The mid-Autumn or Dragon Boat festivals?
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The International Dragon Boat Races are usually held near Tsim Sha Tsui East.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

Lion dancing: a dramatic spectacle at Chinese New Year.
Lion dancing: a dramatic spectacle at Chinese New Year.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival (中元節)
This festival runs throughout the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. .It is believed that the gates of hell open during this period and hungry ghosts are allowed to roam freely into our world.^ We’ve been viewed by the wider world with mistrust and suspicion on other matters, but on the subject of money even our harshest critics have been inclined to believe that we knew what we were doing.
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC feeds.boingboing.net [Source type: General]
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ Companies that make brands previously found with DEG will have to prove the toothpaste is free of the chemical before it’s allowed into the U.S., the FDA said.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ They are the enemy of labor, they are the enemy of the environment, they are the enemy of democracy, they are the enemy of a "free market" if you believe in such a thing, they are the enemy of our great-grandparents and our great-grandchildren.
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC feeds.boingboing.net [Source type: General]
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

.Though not a public holiday, this is the time where one can see many people perform various rites to appease the wandering ghosts, such as offering food and burning joss paper.^ And, for many, it’s the number one performance issue.
  • Perspectives - Wednesday, 09 April 2008 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC perspectives.mvdirona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (The USA and Britain, unfortunately, are the home of many of the worst loudmouthed protesters, though not the majority of people.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There's roughly 90 million people here in America who are armed with various sorts of pistols, shotguns and rifles and the ammunition to feed each and every one of them.
  • Invasion of the US mainland by China - AR15.COM 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

.One can also see traditional performances such as Chinese opera which are held to appease these ghosts.^ Beijing opera is a quintessential aspect of traditional Chinese culture and holds an important position in the world treasure of art.
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^ About one-fourth of the employment related to waterborne trade traffic in these two ports is supported by trade with Hong Kong and China (See Table 2).
  • Exports Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.library.ca.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See ( in Chinese architecture ) ( in Chinese painting ) ( in Chinese art ) flag history ( in China, flag of ) history ( in China, history of ) law ( in Chinese law ) literature ( in Chinese literature ) performing arts ( in Chinese performing arts ) philosophy ( in Chinese philosophy ) agriculture, forestry, and fishing .
  • China -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

  • Mid Autumn Festival / Moon Festival (中秋節)
.This festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.^ Thus, two weeks ago we worked 7 days to afford us a 7-day holiday celebrating the Golden Festival.

Moon cakes which contain lotus seed paste and duck egg yolks are a popular delicacy. .Many Western people will find the traditional mooncake hard to appreciate, so you might like to try the ice-cream version as well.^ Try it and you will like the world better.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If you will reinstate me I will NOT try to help people again.
  • Warning! this will scare sheeple and some truthers [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You might as well spike the school bus drivers' coffee pot with bourbon and propose stricter enforcement of traffic infractions to keep the children safe.
  • NYT Op-Eds: End of the Financial World As We Know It / How to Repair a Broken Financial World - Boing Boing 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC feeds.boingboing.net [Source type: General]
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.The festival is also known as the lantern festival and various parts of Hong Kong will be festooned with decorative lanterns which set the night scene ablaze with colour.^ Hong Kong street scene .
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong Harbor at night .
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1996, Hong Kong Customs officials intercepted air-to-air missile parts being shipped by CATIC aboard a commercial air carrier, Dragonair.
  • ch1bod.html 1 February 2010 3:43 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Chung Yeung Festival (重陽節)
.Is a day also known as Autumn Remembrance, which is similar to Ching Ming in spring, where families visit the graves of their ancestors to perform cleansing rites and pay their respects.^ On the 28 th we will drive to Owensboro for two days of doctor appointments and visit with our Church Family.

.As the weather cools down during this part of the year, hiking is a good activity to do during this holiday.^ It's been vacant for years, and for good reason: it's falling apart and ought to be knocked down.

^ China market: More than two million LCD TVs sold during New Year holiday .
  • News tagged China at DIGITIMES 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.digitimes.com [Source type: News]

^ This year [1991] a good part of the crop was not harvested.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Halloween (萬聖節)
.Halloween has grown rapidly in popularity and many people dress up to party till late.^ I would like to have poeple e-mail me, because of have many ideas on waking people up.
  • Warning!!! Wake up!!!!!! [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Until recently, service people in China were forbidden from accepting tips, but that is changing rapidly, like so many other things.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many of these people grew up in Sichuan, Gansu, and Xizang provinces and sitll have family in China.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

.Trick or treat is not common but most restaurants and shopping centres are decorated and have special programmes.^ Food is available at several Chinese fast food restaurants in the shopping centres.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ American doctors were concerned about the ethics of treating people who had received organ transplants in China , where executed prisoners are the most common organ donors.
  • China (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.For young adults and teenagers, Ocean Park is the place to be for Halloween fun.^ Ocean Park (MTR: Admiralty, take the Citybus direct to Ocean Park) [Fares as of September 1993] Admission: $140 for adults, $70 for children.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

It is not a public holiday.
  • Christmas (聖誕節)
.Christmas is celebrated Hong Kong style.^ Academia, Hong Kong style.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ At the Peninsula we are greeted by giant wooden nutcracker soldiers (Christmas starts early in Hong Kong) and a magnificent glass entrance.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

The city is adorned using traditional Western Christmas decorations. .Many shopping centres, such as Pacific Place, offer ample opportunities for children to meet Santa.^ It's wonderful place, and offers so many photo opportunities.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is like it shines at night, unlike the night sky in many places such as Vancouver or Seoul that are dark and gloomy at night.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We didn't visit very many such places, but the LP book does mention a few.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Most shops and restaurants remain open throughout Christmas.^ After a 20-minute ride we arrived at a harbor that was dotted with a series of open-air seafood restaurants, most of which were packed with diners.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Small businesses, mostly restaurants and retail shops, run by Han and Hui migrants predominated in cities throughout the Tibetan areas.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You should expect large crowds out shopping for the Christmas sales.^ I should be (kinda) available to help out on the top secret global domination plan you have set up for me.
  • User talk:Dawg - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s even larger than I expected; you can easily spend several hours roaming through the narrow crowded streets lined with local shops and workshops.
  • China - Marjolein's Travel Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.iamback.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The smell of durian permeated the air -- the world's worst smelling fruit was reaching the peak of its season, and you could see the large, spiky fruit in almost every shop.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

  • New Year's Eve (元旦除夕)
.New Year's Eve in Hong Kong is something to check out if you are seeking a carnival experience.^ It's an experience you'll only get in Hong Kong!
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Check out her patient experience here .

^ You bring out the glamarous side of Hong Kong to the World !!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets to celebrate the New Year is truly an unforgettable time.^ We spent our own salaries and free time to gather the information and publish it on these websites, in total valuing hundreds of thousands of dollars of professional time.
  • BIRDS OF CHINA, CHECKLIST / LIST OF THE BIRDS OF CHINA, BIRDLIST OF CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.birdlist.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Nine hundred years ago, the Normans set up a system of bosses and servants in the south; but in the north people were more equal and had to work with each other.
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This means that in the best case only four out of thousand people who see an advertisement will buy the product.
  • Economic and social aspects of search engines - Chorus 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC jcpconsult.wetpaint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are all-night services on the MTR, night-buses, and of course, many taxis.^ After all that’s what they do in China and of course there would be no other way to prevent workers forming unions to protect pay and working conditions.
  • Liberal Conspiracy » Does socialism really cause racism? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC liberalconspiracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, for every megaservice, there are many very small services some of which could profit from server resource sharing.
  • Perspectives - Wednesday, 09 April 2008 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC perspectives.mvdirona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People there are different, of course; but what's surprising is that in many respects they're all different in the same way .
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

.Fireworks go off on the harbour front, which a lot of people attend to watch on both sides of the harbour: Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon side) and Central (Hong Kong Island).^ Just walk over the Tsim Sha Tsui district in Kowloon.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong is going Android crazy!

.The young adults and older adults decide to party with the rest of Hong Kong at the hot-spots such as Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui.^ Lan Kwai Fong - the place for drink .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Flat C1 Floor 15 Block C Chung King Mansion Nathan Road 36 44 tsim Sha Tsui,… .
  • Hong Kong hotels-discount hotels in Hong Kong from AsiaRooms.com, the hotel Hong Kong Specialist 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All the overseas delegates at the conference were shuttled in a large bus, giving us a chance to drive through Hong Kong's Causeway Bay before taking the underwater tunnel into Kowloon.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.Many people dress up and attend private parties and others flock to the streets to enjoy the atmosphere.^ Nine hundred years ago, the Normans set up a system of bosses and servants in the south; but in the north people were more equal and had to work with each other.
  • American Culture -- A Warning for China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.urielw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ENGLISH TEACHERS/SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS: Many U.S. citizens have enjoyed their teaching experience in China; others have encountered significant problems.

^ I would like to have poeple e-mail me, because of have many ideas on waking people up.
  • Warning!!! Wake up!!!!!! [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Police patrol around popular areas to make sure the city is a safe party-zone.^ Large cities will be bordered off and become large population areas with curfews and patrols..
  • Invasion of the US mainland by China - AR15.COM 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

^ This additional effort resulted in making 14 coastal cities and three coastal regions "open areas" for foreign investment.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please make sure to carefully read the Help or Customer Support areas of any software download site.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Hong Kong people are not great drinkers and most of them stay dry for the night.^ Hong Kong Harbor at night .
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's current chief executive, called on the people to remain "calm and rational."
  • China (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ This is the old British Hong Kong I cherish and love the most, not today's new Hong Kong under direct supervision from communist Beijing.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

Drinking alcohol on the street is uncommon. .So visitors who drink should moderate their behaviour or risk being screened out by the police as the only drunks in the crowd.^ But lest anyone feel that Rochdale’s BME strategy is being unfairly spotlighted, it is by far from the only entrant in this increasingly crowded field.
  • Liberal Conspiracy » Does socialism really cause racism? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC liberalconspiracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This means that in the best case only four out of thousand people who see an advertisement will buy the product.
  • Economic and social aspects of search engines - Chorus 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC jcpconsult.wetpaint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two hundred and fifty of Clintwood, Virginia's best jobs are being out-sourced to India, and the town only has a population of 1,800.

Books

.Non-guidebooks about Hong Kong.^ General thoughts about Hong Kong .
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tai-Pan and Noble House , two novels about Hong Kong by James Clavell first got me interested in the Heart of Asia.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If all goes well I should get to Hong Kong in about 24 hours.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

In English:
Myself a Mandarin Memoirs of a colonial magistrate, by Austin Coates. Each chapter is an entertaining episode of an Englishman's time as a colonial magistrate in the New Territories.
.East and West China, Power, and the Future of Asia.^ Transcript of a Chatham House event [Feb 08] Sudan's Foreign Relations with Asia: China and the Politics of 'Looking East' Daniel Large.
  • MiPAL: China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC merln.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The "West-to-East Electricity Transmission" project is in full swing, involving hydropower and coal resources in western China and the construction of new power transmission channels to deliver electricity to the east.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ China uses Korea to covertly build a MASSIVE naval fleet China expands West, eventually taking over the Middle East.
  • Invasion of the US mainland by China - AR15.COM 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ar15.com [Source type: General]

.A memoirs of Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong.^ That's why it was sadly unsurprising to see Hong Kong's current leader, Donald Tsang, last month declare the death of the policy on which the territory's prosperity was built.
  • AMPP: Red China 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: News]

^ The Chinese were ready to resort to “requisition by force” if the negotiations had set off unrest in the colony, said Lu Ping, who later headed negotiations with Chris Patten, the last governor.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.Published in 1998, Patten provides his account of Hong Kong in the final years before the Handover.^ Hong Kong for 50 years.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ A little video I made years ago while vacationing in Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Gweilo Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood, by Martin Booth.^ Booth Lodge Hotel Hong Kong .
  • Hotel Reservations In Hong Kong Hotel-Hong-Kong.Com Hong Kong Hotel Reservations 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]
  • Hong Kong Hotels - Hong Kong Hotel Reservation Center 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]
  • Travel Anywhere Hotel-Hong-Kong.Com Hong Kong Hotel Reservations 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]

^ Its paradise, i had been in Hong Kong in 2007, these pictures have recalled all the memories.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The pictures are really amazing to me as i can see how much hong kong has changed from even before my childhood to the present.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.A well-written book that offers an insight into colonial life in Hong Kong through the eyes of a young English boy.^ In a recent survey released August 8, 1993, life expectancies for both men and women in Hong Kong are ranked third worldwide.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways welcome extension of landing and parking charges discount offered by Hong Kong Airport Authority .

^ Combined with a modest burden of government, Hong Kong is well-positioned to continue its rapid growth.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.This is a popular book that can be highly recommended.^ I highly recommend this book.
  • This Day In Military History... - Page 104 - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.armchairgeneral.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hong Kong by Jan Morris.^ Hong Kong : 9 Jan, 2010 – Altocumulus Mackerel Sky over Hong Kong add to the striking sunset scene.

^ Congressional Research Service [10 Jan 08] Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: China's December 2007 Decision Michael F. Martin.
  • MiPAL: China 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC merln.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

In this a well-written and detailed overview of the territory by a noted Welsh travel writer. .Morris alternates chapters on Hong Kong's history with descriptions of its geography, economy, politics and society.^ Posted: August 28, 2007 Description: Tournage à Hong Kong pour Peugeot.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Main articles: History of China , History of the People's Republic of China , History of Hong Kong , and History of Macau Mao Zedong proclaiming the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949.
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
  • Luxury Vacation Holiday Rental Apartments in Nice France - WIKI link=/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.stayintheheartofnice.com [Source type: News]

^ On the nature of Hong Kong society and the territory's system of government generally, see MINERS, note 13 supra.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.The book includes descriptive portraits of some of Hong Kong's leading politicians and entrepreneurs.^ Posted: August 28, 2007 Description: Tournage à Hong Kong pour Peugeot.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ I actually read some articles and term papers regarding Hong Kong, and i just found out that it is realy such a lovely place to visit.
  • Sailing Around Hong Kong Island | YachtPals.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC yachtpals.com [Source type: General]

^ In Hong Kong there is considerable competition in the newspaper industry; in December 1995 a price war began where the price of some newspapers were as low as HK$1.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.The World of Suzie Wong A classic novel published in 1957, later adapted to film in 1961. Set in Hong Kong, it is the fictional story of a young expat's romance with a Chinese woman.^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong director John Woo plans to make film about Flying Tigers .

When to visit

.Weather— For those who are seeking warm, dry and sunny weather, the ideal time is October to December.^ Time will tell who is correct but the scientific literature is not on the side of those arguing against human induced climate change.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Those of you who were lucky and received it the first time should be able to add this info to that rather simply.
  • PRCLIST PRC MILITARY RADIO LISTING 1 February 2010 3:43 UTC www.qsl.net [Source type: Reference]

^ It should serve as an update for those who were members at the time and received the data via this post, and those who subsequently purchased the book.
  • PRCLIST PRC MILITARY RADIO LISTING 1 February 2010 3:43 UTC www.qsl.net [Source type: Reference]

.Those who are wanting to escape the humidity of tropical climates will appreciate the cooler months of January to March.^ It only benefits those people who want to provoke hatred and conflict for more war.
  • Where exactly are the "A terror group with links to al Qaeda in Iraq" [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The conference ended Monday evening so an extra day was left on Tuesday for those who wanted to purchase a guided tour of the Forbidden City.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Time will tell who is correct but the scientific literature is not on the side of those arguing against human induced climate change.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The temperature ranges from 9°C to 24°C during winter, and from 26°C to 33°C during summer.^ May 28 24 June 30 26 Summers, from June to September, are July 31 27 very hot and humid.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Training days are scheduled around slack fishing seasons in winter and summer—providing about ten days during the year.
  • Earth V Military Declarations Thread [Archive] - Jolt Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC forums.joltonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The humidity is typically high in the spring and worse in the summer, when high temperatures (usual maximum of 32-34°C) are often recorded.^ Ecologically this is a region of high temperatures, high humidity, dense forest vegetation, and seasonally variable rainfall.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Events — During Chinese New Year, whilst there are some extra celebratory events such as a lion dances, fireworks, and parades, many shops and restaurants are closed for three to five days.^ The event was closed to Chinese and foreign journalists.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ The big day is expected to be a mix of a ceremonial and celebratory events, including a flag-raising ceremony, a parade, carnivals and a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the night sky.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ Accordingly, during the past year, the Chinese have argued with vigor that: (a) the unchanged andnature of "imperialism" will inevitably breed new wars as the imperialist nations are pressed to the wall; (b> serious negotiation with the West is foolhardy.
  • COMMUNIST CHINA - CIA document 12 September 2009 5:31 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The official public holiday lasts three days.^ This last one especiallydont lecture us, one public servant said the other day at the Web 2.0 conferencegive us advice and encouragement.
  • Warning!!! Wake up!!!!!! [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Warning! this will scare sheeple and some truthers [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The algae bloom, which top Chinese officials blamed on pollution, lasted six days until it was flushed out by rain and water from the nearby Yangtze River.
  • nextchina news » 2007 » 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC nextchina.net [Source type: News]

^ In this instance, higher Party officials issued an apology (from the Henan province chief of public security), compensated Wang for his eight days in detention, and fired the local Party secretary and punished three other officials.
  • China | OpenNet Initiative 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC opennet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Culture lovers will be able to feast on a multitude of cultural activities from February to April. .The Hong Kong Arts Festival, a month-long festival of international performances, is held in February and March.^ That's why it was sadly unsurprising to see Hong Kong's current leader, Donald Tsang, last month declare the death of the policy on which the territory's prosperity was built.
  • AMPP: Red China 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: News]

^ International SOS Alarm Centers can also be contacted in Hong Kong at telephone: (852) 2528-9900 and in the United States at: (215) 942-8226.

^ Much better than those postcard sell in hong kong bookstores , but maybe you could try the other theme like festivals in hong kong ......
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Man Literary Festival, a two-week English language festival with international writers as guests, is held in March.^ Thus, two weeks ago we worked 7 days to afford us a 7-day holiday celebrating the Golden Festival.

^ Court is conducted in either Cantonese or English, the SAR's two official languages.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Palama Settlement two out of the twenty kids I worked with did not speak English as their first language.
  • Summer Economics/ CS 2006: Public Primary Education Archives 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC iws.punahou.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The Hong Kong International film festival, a three-week event, is held in late March to early April.^ I am in Hong Kong now for 2 weeks.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ International SOS Alarm Centers can also be contacted in Hong Kong at telephone: (852) 2528-9900 and in the United States at: (215) 942-8226.

^ Hong Kong director John Woo plans to make film about Flying Tigers .

Rugby fans, and those wishing to party, should come during the weekend of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens [2]
.There is a second round of cultural activities in the autumn lasting till the end of the year.^ Sorry - There is nothing Obama could do to the courts, the cabinet or the budget - that compares with the last 8 years.
  • Obama Brings War Back Home 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Second, don't forget the fillip the Beijing Olympics gave to economic growth last year.
  • China Economy - News and Discussions « New Delhi Review 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.newdelhireview.com [Source type: News]

^ At year's end, ACFTU reported that there were more than 800,000 collective contracts in place, covering 1.5 million enterprises.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Christmas is also a nice time to visit as many stores and shopping centres are nicely decorated and the festive mood is apparent across the city.^ I had the great pleasure of visiting your great city back in 1970 for a few weeks, your shots bring back many happy memories thank you indeed.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ It's really a nice & wonderful city, I will go to there in minimum time for enjoying its beauty.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've always loved Hong Kong and have been visiting many times over the past 10 years now.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Districts

.Hong Kong is much more than one city and can be divided into four geographic areas, each with its own unique character that merits separate exploration.^ We are the one to build it more than light!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hong Kong Island (香港島)
the site of the original British settlement.^ Hong Kong Island was colonized by the British in 1842.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ This is the old British Hong Kong I cherish and love the most, not today's new Hong Kong under direct supervision from communist Beijing.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.The northern part of the Island is densely populated with people and structures.^ If people keep quiet about holes in the concept, that just makes it easier for vendors to sell it to the government, and for the government to sell it to the less IT literate part of the population.
  • Web Filters real target revealed P2P - BitTorrent - Peer to peer 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.Because of land scarcity, most of Hong Kong's highest skyscrapers can be found here, including its famous skyline along the northern coastline.^ Buy Hong Kong Prints here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Shopping Hong Kong is famous for it.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Buy Hong Kong Posters here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Hong Kong's financial centre, shopping and nightlife districts and government offices are also located on the northern section of island.^ Shopping Hong Kong is famous for it.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ The Hong Kong government accepts that this is so.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The southern section has a less populated, more leisurely feel, with beautiful beaches and luxury residential complexes housing the territory's richest.^ A country with a more educated population is also known to have less poverty.
  • Summer Economics/ CS 2006: Public Primary Education Archives 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC iws.punahou.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And we see how, upon the death of Poun-Ile, the population more or less rejected the mayor chosen by the sub-prefet.
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^ Sections of the RDA operated more or less effectively in nearly all of the continental French territories [but was very weak in the CAR] in the decade from 1946 to 1956 under varying degrees of repression by the French administration.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Overall, Hong Kong Island is more Westernised and much wealthier than the other areas of Hong Kong.^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Too much night light in Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Kowloon (九龍)
the peninsula jutting south towards Hong Kong Island from the Asian continent.^ By the eviction of the Japanese, Stalin would pre-empt any western presence in the North Asian contineent and seize the entire Sakhalin peninsula and Kurile Islands from Japan [8-174].
  • Communist tactics in Korean War [Archive] - Defence Talk Forum 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.defencetalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No 137 139 Wanchai Road wanchai, Hong Kong Island, HONG KONG .
  • Hong Kong hotels-discount hotels in Hong Kong from AsiaRooms.com, the hotel Hong Kong Specialist 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asian markets ended mixed Monday as losses on Wall Street and worries about monetary tightening in the region weighed on sentiment.

.It is the most populous area in Hong Kong and at one time it was the most densely populated place in the world.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ I just came back from Hong Kong, its one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong is an absolutely amazing place in the world!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Today, it offers a chaotic mix of malls, street markets and residential tenements.^ HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asian markets ended mixed Monday as losses on Wall Street and worries about monetary tightening in the region weighed on sentiment.

.Nathan Road runs up the spine of Kowloon, a street once famously known as the Miracle Mile for its dense highrises, shopping, hotels, wall-to-wall people and an explosion of neon lights.^ The battle to stamp out smoking may go a step further, with a government-backed advisory group proposing bans on people lighting up in the street in certain areas and on the depiction of smoking in films.

^ Temple Street (MTR: Jordan) From Jordan Station, walk towards the Jordan Ferry, westbound from Nathan Road.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ The Kowloon-Canton Railway (*KCR*) runs between Kowloon and the New Territories up to the Chinese border at Lo Wu.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Kowloon literally means nine dragons and refers to the eight hills that were once visible before the skyscrapers took the view away.^ "He was referring to relations between Reagan-Bush and Saddam circa 1987, so i don't when you mean by 'before'.
  • Where exactly are the "A terror group with links to al Qaeda in Iraq" [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was referring to relations between Reagan-Bush and Saddam circa 1987, so i don't when you mean by 'before'.
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Legend has it that the ninth dragon was the boy emperor who counted the hills.
.New Territories (新界)
named by British officials when leased from the Chinese government in 1898, the New Territories contain a curious mix of small farms, villages, industrial installations, mountainous country parks and towns that have populations the size of some cities.^ I agree some Tibetans are not with the Chinese government.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The contents of a top secret report on the likely consequences of the anti-missile program were leaked to the news media, confirming numerous public statements by Chinese and Russian government officials that they would deploy more missiles.
  • China (Harper's Magazine) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ This town (population: 100,000) at the edge of the feared Lop desert was originally at the extreme western border of the Chinese empire — its name means “Blazing Beacon” — and the Great Wall was extended to here.
  • China - Marjolein's Travel Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.iamback.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most of the New Territories is rural and provides a surprising green alternative to an over-urbanised Hong Kong.^ That's why it was sadly unsurprising to see Hong Kong's current leader, Donald Tsang, last month declare the death of the policy on which the territory's prosperity was built.
  • AMPP: Red China 18 September 2009 18:018 UTC www.mega.nu:8080 [Source type: News]

^ Other alternatives for flying from the US to Hong Kong are as follows: Japan Airlines (JL): Chicago - Tokyo - Hong Kong Korean Air (KE): New York - Seoul - Hong Kong China Airlines (CI): Los Angeles - Taipei - Hong Kong Most Asian-based airlines serve Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ An alternative take on what happened during the WTO protests in Hong Kong, December 2005.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Outlying Islands (離島)
the 234 other islands in the territory ranging from significant population centres to rocks poking out of the sea.^ A territorial dispute with its Southeast Asian neighbors over islands in the South China Sea remains unresolved, as does another dispute in the East China Sea with Japan.
  • http://w2.hidemyass.com/index.php?q=aHR0cDovL2VuLndpa2lwZWRpYS5vcmcvd2lraS9Gb3JlaWduX3JlbGF0aW9uc19vZl90aGVfUGVvcGxlJTI3c19SZXB1YmxpY19vZl9DaGluYQ%3D%3D 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC w2.hidemyass.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I remember when they opened Lion Rock Tunnel and we were able to drive out to the New Territories and go to the Sha Tin Heights Hotel.
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ Other territorial disputes include islands in the East and South China Seas , and undefined or disputed land borders with India and Bhutan .
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
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.Hong Kong International airport was located on reclaimed land here.^ Buy Hong Kong Prints here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Buy Hong Kong Posters here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Buy Hong Kong Photos here .
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Lantau (大嶼山)
the largest of the Outlying Islands, twice the size of Hong Kong Island

Get in

.Hong Kong maintains a separate and independent immigration system from that of mainland China.^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ Hong Kong's tax system does not.
  • CF&P Foundation Prosperitas, March 2007: The Hong Kong Tax System -- Key Features and Lessons for Policy Makers 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.freedomandprosperity.org [Source type: Original source]

.This means that unlike the mainland, most Western and Asian visitors do not need to obtain visas in advance.^ However, nationals from some countries will need to obtain a visa, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department for more information.

^ The fact that so many U.S. graduate degrees are obtained by foreign students does not mean we 'need' so many graduate degrees.

^ Most residents easily obtained travel documents from the SAR government; however, limits on travel to the mainland were sometimes imposed by the mainland government on outspoken political figures.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, it also means that a visa is required to enter mainland China from Hong Kong.^ Hong Kong Nationals from most countries are not required to have visas for transiting in Hong Kong.

^ China Visas are required for all foreigners entering mainland China.

^ A valid passport is required to enter Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.When entering Hong Kong, Macau residents may enter using their identity card while PRC citizens residing in China need to apply for a separate visit permit, except when transiting Hong Kong to a third country (or vice-versa) where a visa-free access is granted for up to 7 days.^ Hong Kong Nationals from most countries are not required to have visas for transiting in Hong Kong.

^ China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) .
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong and Macau are excluded.
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]

.Holder of ROC passport, if having a "Taibaozheng" (Entry permit for ROC citizens to Mainland China), can be granted visa-free access for 7 days.^ China entry visa is not required for citizens of United States.
  • China Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Chinese Visas Online. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC china.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Macau Macau grants visa-free entry to nationals of over 50 countries or territories for a stay of 30 to 90 days.

^ The decision to grant or deny the Multiple entry visa to China lays entirely with the China Embassy.
  • China Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Chinese Visas Online. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC china.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Otherwise, a pre-arrival visa is required.^ If a visa is required, it can be obtained upon arrival in Macau, and it will be issued by the Immigration Department for a period of 30 days.

.Detailed visa requirements are available from the Immigration Department [3] .^ However, nationals from some countries will need to obtain a visa, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department for more information.

^ It would also require the Department of Homeland Security to annually report to Congress on the status of the H-2B visa program."

^ If a visa is required, it can be obtained upon arrival in Macau, and it will be issued by the Immigration Department for a period of 30 days.

.Those who require visas should apply for one at a Chinese embassy, but note that the Hong Kong visa has to be applied for separately from the mainland Chinese one.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong Nationals from most countries are not required to have visas for transiting in Hong Kong.

^ Hong Kong visa .
  • China Visa : Application, Requirements. Apply for Chinese Visas Online. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC china.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Anyone arriving at Hong Kong International Airport who requires an onward visa for mainland China, will find a kiosk in the foyer in the arrivals area that issues them.^ Hong Kong Nationals from most countries are not required to have visas for transiting in Hong Kong.

^ China Visas are required for all foreigners entering mainland China.

^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A photograph will be required and the staff will be happy to accommodate you.
.Note that leaving the mainland for Hong Kong is considered to be leaving China, so you should apply for a multiple entry visa if you wish to enter Hong Kong, then re-enter mainland China.^ Where bouts are you moving in Hong Kong?
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You're the first who enlighten the wish to go to China.
  • China Photo Gallery by Gil Azouri at pbase.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By plane

Hong Kong International Airport

.Hong Kong International Airport [4] (IATA: HKG; ICAO: VHHH) which is also known as Chek Lap Kok 赤鱲角 (named after the small island it was built over), is the main port for visitors to Hong Kong by air.^ It is where the new international airport will be built.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
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.Designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, this modern and efficient building opened in July 1998 and has since been named "World's Best Airport" by Skytrax five times annually.^ It is the first time since the H-2B visa program began 14 years ago that the annual limit has been reached, and the reasons are disputed...

^ China began to build a modern legal system in the late 1970s, after opening itself economically to the rest of the world.
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^ My best friend is from Hong Kong and I am grateful of her forever for opening my eyes to the world at large.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are many direct flights to Hong Kong from every continent in the world.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong is the great city of the World.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most major cities in Oceania, Europe and North America are all served with at least one daily flight, and flights between Hong Kong and other major Asian cities are also frequent.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Cities located close to Hong Kong .
  • Distance Calculator - Cities Near Hong Kong – Hong Kong 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong has one of the most developed transport systems in the world.
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]

.For destinations within China, it is often cheaper to fly from Shenzhen than from Hong Kong, as flights between the mainland and Hong Kong are considered to be international flights and priced accordingly.^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
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^ And after all i visit Hong Kong every week from Shenzhen, China.
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^ China government can do something within the mainland...
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For elsewhere in Asia, consider transiting through Macau. .Many discount airlines serve Macau because it has lower landing fees than Hong Kong.^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong and Macau are excluded.
  • People's Republic of China Information & People's Republic of China Links at HealthHaven.com 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: News]
  • Luxury Vacation Holiday Rental Apartments in Nice France - WIKI link=/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.stayintheheartofnice.com [Source type: News]

^ Measures proposed for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge's construction and operation have been deemed environmentally acceptable, the project's chief engineer Aaron Bok says.

.There are also flights between Hong Kong and several mid-Pacific islands and nations.^ Hong Kong, I will be there soon!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cathay Pacific [5] and its subsidiary airline Dragonair [6] are Hong Kong's main carriers, with Hong Kong Express [7] providing some welcomed competition.^ HOng Kong welcomes you.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cathay Pacific (CX) is the flagship carrier of Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ In Hong Kong there is considerable competition in the newspaper industry; in December 1995 a price war began where the price of some newspapers were as low as HK$1.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.There are two terminals, creatively called T1 and T2. Signs on approach to the airport by car/taxi list the terminals and check-in zones.^ A few minutes later I got a call from my tour guide who confirmed that I would have to take a taxi to the domestic airport to the west.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are two main controlling variables : 'CUTIM' - the image list cutoff and 'IMGFRQ' - the image list update frequency.

^ There are two visions of a green future: #1 is a hi-tech future with sci-fi solutions to everything - mirrors in space, solar panels in the Sahara, electric cars.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The station is located between the two terminals, so follow the signs when you exit the station.^ Take the escalator up to the elevated sidewalk and follow the signs to Exchange Square, where the Canadian Consulate is located (One Exchange Square, 11th-14th Floor).
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Two locations: Pacific Place and Ocean Terminal.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ (KE) Take special precautions when you arrive at Sheung Wan MTR. Follow the signs exactly or else you will get to an exit where you can't directly enter the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Building.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Once checked-in, you can clear security at either terminal with an underground shuttle bus outside the security area.^ The characters you type in the security check must match the characters in the picture or audio.

^ Many teachers were in exile, older teachers were not being replaced, and those remaining in Tibetan areas outside the TAR had difficulty securing permission to teach in the TAR. .
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (BV) (See Accommodations) To get to your hotel, you can either take the cab, a limousine, or the airport bus.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.There are probably more shopping opportunities before security at T2, but its shops close earlier.^ I've gathered there is probability of eboli virus in tainted in the vaccine (not the tami flu that is before the vaccine for what ever strain there is) and CDC wants to do their own cleanup.
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^ Some Jew said there are probably 600 more mass graves.
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^ When crossing the streets I tried to stay in the middle of groups of pedestrians, who were probably more street-wise than I (and who would be hit before me if I stayed in the middle).
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

.There are lots of shopping opportunities after security as well.^ Well like a lot of things on Web 2.0, theres no money involved, just your pride in your work and the opportunity to have that pride vindicated and acknowledged publicly in short a platform to show the world how good you are!
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^ Naturally, we were given lots of time in the large, well-staffed shop before going to dinner upstairs.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

.Travellers will find an efficient post office in the airport, providing boxes, wrapping material, scissors and tape.^ Airport Ticketing Passengers are advised to book and purchase their air tickets in advance through their travel agent(s) or at the Ticketing Office of Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways.

^ Notice of material changes will be posted on the Site's homepage and/or will be provided by e-mailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ USAA executives said they want a tape of a management meeting and a management manual returned and to find out who took the materials, which they said are confidential and proprietary.

.It might be more economical to send your excess luggage via surface mail than paying fees to the airline.^ Your technique makes HongKong more beautiful than real....great job.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeah, I know, this shouldn’t be hard but the I/O stack is deep, everyone is looking for performance, everyone is caching along the way, so it’s more interesting than you might like.
  • Perspectives - Wednesday, 23 April 2008 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC perspectives.mvdirona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Economic development has generally been more rapid in coastal provinces than in the interior, and there are large disparities in per capita income between regions.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a manned left luggage facility in the arrival hall, perfect for securely storing your luggage at the airport, for around $55-$80 per day (depending on duration).^ I would make starting wages around $80,000 and high-end salaries around $130,000 (depending on the type of education that the teacher got).
  • Summer Economics/ CS 2006: Public Primary Education Archives 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC iws.punahou.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ He seemed honest & helpful, but I don't know what to make of someone standing around in an airport with no uniform, no luggage and nothing else to do.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BANGUI, 3 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - Cotton farmer Faustin Bagaza, 55, wears the cloak of poverty around him even tighter these days.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Opened 6:00AM to 1:00AM.
.Overall, services at Chek Lap Kok are generally better, or on par, with those at other major international airports.^ Much better than those postcard sell in hong kong bookstores , but maybe you could try the other theme like festivals in hong kong ......
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is real photography - much better than those yong girl model photos posted and discussed by most others in Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong also provide cable services which carry CNN International, ESPN International, and a variety of other TV stations.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

Airport Express
.The Airport Express is a fast and environmentally friendly form of passenger transport to and from the airport to Tsing Yi, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.The clean, comfortable and efficient train departs every 12 minutes and takes approximately 23 minutes to reach Hong Kong station.^ An alternative take on what happened during the WTO protests in Hong Kong, December 2005.
  • Hong Kong | SPIKE 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Jetfoils depart every fifteen minutes or so, with extra service during rush hour.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ However, nationals from some countries will need to obtain a visa, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department for more information.

.All stations have staff to help you get heavy bags on and off of the train; there is no need to tip them.^ And in fact there is no need: .
  • Web Filters real target revealed P2P - BitTorrent - Peer to peer 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ If you need to make a phone call to someone in another country and you are not quite sure how to dial the number, then this service should hopefully help you.
  • International Dialing/Area codes calculator 15 September 2009 22:22 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: News]

^ AM If this guy (right) isn't a Godlike Productions junkie then there ain't no such a thing They would sure love you over there.
  • Warning! this will scare sheeple and some truthers [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each way costs $60-$100, or a round trip for $110-$180, depending on the distance travelled.^ Tram fares are $14 one-way, $21 round trip for adults.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ A round trip ticket costed ¥80 without an airline ticket and ¥40 for those having an airline ticket.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think the pedestrian tunnel has been replaced by the "Sightseeing Tunnel" costing ¥30 for a one-way trip (¥40, return).
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you buy your ticket from a machine you will have to pay the standard fare, however, if you travel with other people you can get a discount from the staff at the counter.^ I don't know where people buy their tickets.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yes, I had to teach her you cannot say "my girlfriend" if you refer to a she-friend of yours, because people can understand (if you are a woman) that she's your lover and both are lesbians.
  • Escolar.net: Pancarteros 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.escolar.net [Source type: General]

^ Besides that, we do NOTHING! Two questions mate and then I'm done with you and you can bitch on other people who actually care: 1) How do you know this?
  • Warning!!! Wake up!!!!!! [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If in doubt, ask the staff for advice before you hand over your money.^ You vote with your own Money.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Where’s the money going to come from?” you ask.
  • Summer Economics/ CS 2006: Public Primary Education Archives 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC iws.punahou.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And if you get one of their salesmen on the phone, ask them if there's a money back guarantee.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

.After reaching your station, free shuttle buses connect to major hotels in Kowloon and Hong Kong island, or you can continue onward by MTR or taxi.^ Park lane Hotel Hong Kong .
  • Hotel Reservations In Hong Kong Hotel-Hong-Kong.Com Hong Kong Hotel Reservations 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]
  • Hong Kong Hotels - Hong Kong Hotel Reservation Center 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]
  • Travel Anywhere Hotel-Hong-Kong.Com Hong Kong Hotel Reservations 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hotel-hong-kong.com [Source type: General]

^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank you for sharing your pictures of Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Around half of the trip will be underground and some of the "above-ground" travel is through "covered" tracks.^ Yes this opinion also due to some truth, because its so obvious that, the sun the moon..., travel around us.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There were reports that some academics faced travel restrictions around the year's sensitive anniversaries, particularly the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.
  • The Airport Express Tourist Transport Pass gives you an Octopus card (see Get around) which is good for three days of unlimited MTR travel, plus one ride on the Airport Express (for $220) or two (for $300).^ But make sure you do ride the MTR in the course of your day.
    • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ See one and you have seen them all.
    • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He expressed the appreciation for China's great help to his country and hoped that the current visit will move forward the existing good relations between the two sides.
    • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In effect, you're paying $70 for three days on the MTR, which is a fair bit of travel but might be worth it if you're planning to visit Lantau Island or the New Territories.^ You simply pay a fixed amount for a chip card which operates the machine, and when you’re done you get the remainder back in cash.
    • China - Marjolein's Travel Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.iamback.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I didn't have much of a sense whether this constituted a full day's worth of activities or not, so Susanne and I agreed not to make any definitive plans beyond that.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fire support vessels and carrier-based aircraft begin three-day prelanding bombardment and bombing of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands.
    • This Day In Military History... - Page 52 - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History 14 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.armchairgeneral.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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    .You can return the card after use to get back $50 deposit, or keep it for your next trip — any leftover value will remain valid for three years.^ Next we value useful information.
    • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Back to Nathan Sivin's home page Back to the Department of History and Sociology of Science home page Use your browser's "back" button to return to your last location.

    ^ Thanks you sir; and I trust your next post will have had more thought put into it for us.
    • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

    You can add money to the card, which you can use for payment for busses, trams and most ferries.
Airbus
.If you wish for a leisurely scenic ride from the airport, you should consider taking a bus.^ Maybe you should take a vacation.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

^ "Which of these two approaches do you think the United States should take in its policies toward China?

^ It is SOOOO convenient to get around in HK. Disney can be accessed from ANYWhere in HK. YOu can take the MTR train from the HK International Airport to the Disney.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Airport buses to the city are called CityFlyer and will offer lush views of Lantau Island and traverse over the Tsing Ma Bridge, the seventh longest suspension bridge in the world.^ Construction of the Tsing Ma Bridge connecting Kowloon and Lantau Island is in progress.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ The Long Gallery is the longest painted corridor in the world, and it runs along the south edge of the island (facing Kunming Lake).
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The boat ride offered us a beautiful view of Hong Kong's Aberdeen skyline, as well as the greenery of Lamma and the surrounding outlying islands.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.Taking a CityFlyer bus to the airport is cheaper, but generally slower than the train.^ It is SOOOO convenient to get around in HK. Disney can be accessed from ANYWhere in HK. YOu can take the MTR train from the HK International Airport to the Disney.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since the train station is next to the Cross Harbour Tunnel, you may decide to take public transit and take a bus across the harbour.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ YOu can go downtown from the airport of Disney by train or bus or mini bus or Taxi.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, if the bus stops very near your hotel, this may involve less walking and less lugging than the Airport Express.^ Even before the May 2001 coup attempt by [former President] Andre Kolingba, there were less than 3,000 men in the army.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even very small disks need to have a motor and an actuator so getting a HDD for much less than $50 is quite difficult.
  • Perspectives - Wednesday, 09 April 2008 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC perspectives.mvdirona.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, 10.8% of people still live on less than $1 a day ( PPP -adjusted).
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For example, the A21 ($33) bus will take you down Nathan Road, Kowloon's main artery, stopping outside many hotels and hostels.^ What do you reckon?Today I caught the number 81 bus from Prince Edward MTR station to Kowloon Reservoir.

^ We have too many caretaker governments, and they are taking care of not the people, but of big business, justifying it in their own minds by thinking of the 'trickle-down' effect.
  • BBC - Richard Black's Earth Watch: Hu's talking: Who's listening? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Our bus is on time but we leave a little late; shortly after leaving Xiahe we leave the main road and turn left onto a all-weather road in a narrow river valley.
  • China - Marjolein's Travel Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.iamback.com [Source type: Original source]

.Lines A10, A11 and A12 goes to Hong Kong Island ($48, $40 and $45 respectively).^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many locals save money by taking bus S1 from the airport to the Tung Chung MTR station ($3.50) and connect to the ordinary MTR for a cheaper ride to the city (Kowloon $17, Hong Kong $23).^ One of the many beaches in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are four local television stations in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.This interchange will involve about ten minutes walking.^ It was a ten minute walk back to the waterfront.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ I walked about ten blocks from the subway station to the library.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fortunately the walk to the temple was only 10 minutes or so, but then I'd have to climb about 450 steps to get to the monastery.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.Free Airport Express shuttle buses can then connect you from Kowloon and Hong Kong MTR stations to various hotels in each area.^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HOng Kong welcomes you.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you are on a budget, take an "E" route bus rather than the "A" routes bus, which takes about 20 minutes longer (50-60 min instead of 35-40 min) and are about half the price (e.g.^ It’d just be really stupid and take you longer than you live to do [= .
  • OGame Tips: Terraformer 20 September 2009 12:11 UTC www.ogametips.com [Source type: General]

^ Well I was close, I was the first on the 7:40 bus… no big deal just an extra 20 minutes waiting and an opportunity to have Egg-custard Danish and bottle of orange juice and of course to take a few pictures for the blog at http://slpeters1.spaces.live.com .

^ I arrived at the Phoenix City Traffic Center about 7:05 figuring I would be among the first on the 7:20 bus.

$21 for the E11 from Central). .These 'External' buses are geared more for airport and airline workers, so they make several detours around Tung Chung and corporate offices.^ What makes a DHS worker at an airport luggage line qualified to inspect complicated electronis equipment??
  • Will piracy crackdown bring iPod border checks? - The Red Tape Chronicles - msnbc.com 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC redtape.msnbc.com [Source type: General]

^ Billary are well aware of where they make their millions these days & in years to come, and they are not about to bite the hands that feed them, the same hands that pull the GOP strings.
  • Obama Brings War Back Home 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps you should do a bit more research on the subject before making crass generalisations regarding the plight of millions of low paid workers in the Country.
  • Liberal Conspiracy » Does socialism really cause racism? 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC liberalconspiracy.org [Source type: Original source]

They will also give a nice tour around the airport island. .However, E21 (Kowloon KCR Station to Airport) takes about an hour to the airport comparing to A21 (as E21 tour around not only airport island but Kowloon peninsula).^ Macau is about 65 km away and takes one hour to get there by jetfoil.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ A few minutes later I got a call from my tour guide who confirmed that I would have to take a taxi to the domestic airport to the west.
  • A TRIP TO CHINA 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC benbest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is SOOOO convenient to get around in HK. Disney can be accessed from ANYWhere in HK. YOu can take the MTR train from the HK International Airport to the Disney.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For a full listing of buses available at HKIA refer to the Hong Kong airport website [8].^ Possible related posts:iPhone 3GS available now in Hong Kong The news is out!

^ The airport is probably the worst place to exchange your currency for Hong Kong dollars.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

^ Hong Kong International Airport - The place that brings us back and forth * .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Taxi
.A taxi from the airport to the city (Central/Mid-levels) will cost you around $350 depending on your exact destination.^ Traveling around the globe doesn't convince me any further that you have a single agent which has actually succeeded in your business opportunity.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

^ It is SOOOO convenient to get around in HK. Disney can be accessed from ANYWhere in HK. YOu can take the MTR train from the HK International Airport to the Disney.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The hidden costs are things like you have to change your processes, you have to add management, you have to be able to define processes in a way that it doesn't matter.

.If you have three or more people travelling together, it is generally cheaper to travel by taxi than by Airport Express, but you may have a problem fitting so many bags into the taxi.^ I know much more than you, many Chinese know more than you.
  • Friends Started to Boycott French Products 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thanks you sir; and I trust your next post will have had more thought put into it for us.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

^ And when you add in [Socialist Insecurity] taxes, people making $70K to $80K a year are paying a larger share of their income to the federal government than people who make $10M a year or more...

.Use a red taxi for destinations to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Green taxis are restricted to the New Territories and blue taxis are for Lantau Island.^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

The official taxi fare table is available online. .There is a large chart at the exit to the taxi stand showing the approximate fares to most destinations.^ The Hong Kong Tourist Authority has directions how to get there in Cantonese so you can show the taxi driver where to go.
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.The law is strict on taxi drivers who must charge according to the meter.^ By law, about 40% will be sold to individual owner-drivers and the rest to corporate taxi fleets, which rent out the medallions.

^ According to the National Population and Family Planning Commission, a handful of doctors have been charged with infanticide under this law.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to law, citizens may sue officials who exceed their authority in implementing birth-planning policy.
  • China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to the Hong Kong Transport Department, the first two kilometres costs $18, then $1.50 for each 200 metres.^ Hong Kong for 50 years.
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For most of the group it was their first time in Hong Kong; you could almost feel them soaking in the neon from the bright billboards suspended high above the streets.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Over the last 50 years, Hong Kong became one of the most successful cities in the world; and for the British its last (and most profitable) major colony in the Pacific Rim.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Hong Kong Archives 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.When the meter fare reaches $70.5, the cost for each 200 metres will change to $1.00 The meter fare does not include the luggage fee, toll fee, waiting fee or pet fee.^ Taxi fares are $13.00 for the first two kilometres and go up by $1.10 per 200 metres [1995].
  • rec.travel guide to Hong Kong 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: General]

.Taxis from the airport to downtown Kowloon can suffer from traffic congestion.^ YOu can go downtown from the airport of Disney by train or bus or mini bus or Taxi.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you are going to Hong Kong Island, tell the taxi driver to use the "Western Harbour Crossing" to avoid congestion, but this will attract an additional surcharge.^ See you soon, Hong Kong!
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HOng Kong welcomes you.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sunset behind the Hong Kong Island .
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.From the airport there are private cars and vans operating illegally as taxis.^ There may be some private stockholding in this operation, but the government will certainly retain a significant stock.
  • Documento sin título 28 January 2010 0:38 UTC webs.ono.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Do not take these as they are not licensed and in case of accidents, your insurance will not cover you.^ They will take your cash and that the last you will hear from them.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

^ "Which of these two approaches do you think the United States should take in its policies toward China?

^ Mainland China Trading doesn't offer these key documents, I would strongly suggest you take your money elsewhere...but let's wait to see what Murray has to say.
  • Mainland China Trading 9 February 2010 15:10 UTC www.scam.com [Source type: General]

Shenzhen International Airport

.Because flying from Hong Kong to the mainland is considered an international flight, flying around mainland China using Shenzhen Airport (IATA: SZX) [9] is often significantly cheaper.^ Question regarding China and Hong Kong?
  • Economy Of The People's Republic Of China | Credit Shakedown 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.creditshakedown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hong Kong is JUST besides Mainland China.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And after all i visit Hong Kong every week from Shenzhen, China.
  • Hong Kong - The City of Nights (Lights) Photo Gallery by Codino A.C. Divino at pbase.com 3 February 2010 15:55 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many hotels in Hong Kong offer a shuttle bus from the hotel direct to Shenzhen airport.^ No 12 Bus Hong Kong .
  • Hong Kong 70s & 80s Photo Gallery by Tom Jackson at pbase.com 13 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

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