Hong Kong Island
Background: Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. 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. In this agreement, China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.
Photos from Hong Kong Island
Blogs from Hong Kong Island
Latest Blogs from Hong Kong Island
- November 10th 2013 Weekend in Hong Kong
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- November 3rd 2013 China 2013 Day 20
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- September 29th 2013 The End..
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- September 18th 2013 Tales of Hong Kong: Aunties
by Words: 876 Photos: 2
- September 10th 2013 Tales of Hong Kong, Awkward Excursions
by Words: 346 Photos: 1
- September 6th 2013 A day in Hong Kong
by Words: 486 Photos: 18
- September 5th 2013 Arrived in Hong Kong!
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- September 2nd 2013 The Beginning....
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- August 23rd 2013 Great expectations .... Great expectorations
by Words: 75 Photos: 4
- July 30th 2013 Here or.............there?
by Words: 1249 Photos: 14
- July 18th 2013 Almost kung-fu in the panda enclosure!
by Words: 2817 Photos: 42
- June 19th 2013 Hong Kong "Summer" and some new HK Photos
by Words: 728 Photos: 39
- June 18th 2013 Dali to Hong Kong via Yangshuo
by Words: 425 Photos: 28
- June 12th 2013 Tuen Ng Festival aka Dragon Boat Festival-Public Holiday in Hong Kong
by Words: 212 Photos: 3
- May 25th 2013 Going Away and House Warming Party- Friday night
by Words: 256 Photos: 15
- May 23rd 2013 What a Month
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- May 21st 2013 What a performance!
by Words: 1895 Photos: 14
- May 18th 2013 At the Peak
by Words: 503 Photos: 9
- May 8th 2013 Hello May
by Words: 461 Photos: 20
- May 8th 2013 A Ding Dong on the way to Hong Kong
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