Hong Kong (Some Notes)

Hong Kong (Some Notes)

"Hong Kong is an island which came into the possession of the English by the Treaty of Nankin, after the war of 1842, and the colonizing genius of the English has created upon it an important city and an excellent port. The island is situated at the mouth of the Canton River, and is separated by about sixty miles from the Portuguese town of Macao, on the opposite coast. Hong Kong has beaten Macao in the struggle for the Chinese trade, and now the greater part of the transportation of Chinese goods finds its depot at the former place. Docks, hospitals, wharves, a Gothic cathedral, a government house, macadamized streets, give to Hong Kong the appearance of a town in Kent or Surrey transferred by some strange magic to the antipodes." - Chapter 19 of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

In the 19th and 18th centuries, European countries invaded China to expand trade. One of the territories controlled by Britain was Hong Kong. They used this port to import the drug opium into China and to sell it. The Chinese government, seeing the deadly effects of opium on the people of China, made a law banning it and started seizing the supplies of the British. This sparked the two Opium Wars, which were won by the British, who legalized opium once again.

Hong Kong, a city located over the Kowloon Peninsula and over 200 islands, is a special administrative region of China in Asia and has a population of around 7.4 million people. The main languages of Hong Kong are English and Chinese.

Hong Kong is bordered by the South China Sea (S, SW), the Mirs Bay (W), and the Jiuzhou Channel (E).

Hong Kong's climate is subtropical, tending towards temperate half the year.

Tai Mo Shan is the largest mountain in Hong Kong's area. It is located at around 3,136 ft above the sea level.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge is one of the longest sea bridges in the world, stretching around twenty times the length of the San Francisco Bridge.

Another famous attraction is the massive 111.55 feet tall Buddha statue.

Their top industries are Financial Services, Trade and Logistics, Tourism and Hospitality, etc...

Some foods made in Hong Kong are Sweet and Sour Pork, Roast Goose, Shrimp and Chicken Balls, Phoenix Talons (Chickens' Feet), Steamed Shrimp Dumplings, etc...