Hong Kong has one of the most important import-export and finance economies in the Pacific region. It became a British colony in 1842 but was returned to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. It is now known as the “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” in recognition of its economic importance, which the PRC has committed to respecting until 2047.

Hong Kong was part of China’s Guangdong Province until it

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:19-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Geography, Region|Comments Off on Hong Kong (Xiānggǎng 香港)|Xiānggǎng 香港 (Hong Kong)

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