When the British were in charge, this was the symbol of Hong Kong. The Dragon is China and the Lion is the British and on top is the Lion holding the pearl of Asia (which is Hong Kong). Now, China has given Hong Kong another symbol, that of the ever blooming flower to represent prosperity.
Ni hao ma / Nei ho... September 22nd 2005 English Names
Most Chinese, apart from their original names get English names while in their teens. They expect non-Chinese to be unable to pronounce or retain their names (I try but full names are hard). The other day, a friend of mine explained that it was his English teacher from Australia that gave him his name “Lackla” after a lake in Australia. So everyone introduces themselves ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon 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... ... read more