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Government Resources: International Information: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

About Hong Kong

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 of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years. World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency

Hong Kong: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

Hong Kong: Family and Children

Hong Kong: History, Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

Hong Kong: Military Defense, Security, Terrorism and Peace

Hong Kong: Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Crime

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