About Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 

Destination Hong Kong, a virtual travel to guide to Xianggang, the “Fragrant Harbor”. Here you will find comprehensive information about Hong Kong in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from Hong Kong and you will find extensive travel and tourism information for Hong Kong.

Background:
Situated on the south of the Chinese Guangdong (formerly Canton) province, the formerly British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong comprises of Victoria (commonly known as Hong Kong Island), the Kowloon Peninsula, the “New Territories”, and 235 outlying islands.

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.

Official Sites of Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre
The official site of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices (HKETO)
The permanent Representatives of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) in the United States.

Consular Posts and Officially Recognized Representatives
Address list of consulates and representative offices in Hong Kong.

Statistics
Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong
Hong Kong in statistical figures.

Weather
Hong Kong Observatory
The Official Authority for Hong Kong Weather.