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15 Dec 2009
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Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

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Well in my geography book it says its a country 

 

But I thought it was a City in China

 

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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

More a country than a city.

Technically it is a "special administrative region" in China. However it has its own political and economic systems so is usually classed as a country.
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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China according to Wiki.

Not that that helps probz but meh xD

It's not a city anyway.
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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

Used to be part of Britain. We gave it back in '84. so its a little of both. Vatican City's still funny like that as well. its a really, really small country. but its a city. the mind boggles.
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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

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Aha, a question for a geographer. :smileyhappy:

 

These days it is recognised as a part of China so it's more of a city than a country. But it does have it's own currency, legal system and parliamentary system.

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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

Hong Kong island was and could still be british colony helping the uk economy but Maggie Thatcher in 1984 sold it down the river cause the lease on the new terrartories was only a 100 years and had to be returned in 1997 and wanted to keep china sweet.

 

The Deal was to allow Hong kong now a province of China to be self democratically governing for 50 years.  Luckilty china has left it alone as they know that Hong kong is the gate way busines Hub to south east asia for trade.    I was in hong kong last year and their 999 services like ambulance and fire brigade gear is the same as the uk, even the police motorbike helmets   Also all signs are English and Cantonese,  Also you will find alot of british stores there, Boots, Tescos etc

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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

Well i'm born in Hong Kong and i say its a country (of course just because i say so doesnt make it fact) but some of my family says its a city in china but in Hong Kong when you're driving around, on the signs it will say this way to Hong Kong (city) or Kowloon, Happy Valley etc. Haven't gone back in a while
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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

I mixed city and country and came up with county?

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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

I always think of Hong Kong as a State like in America. It has it's own Judiciary, political system, and financial structure, but ultimately it's part of China.
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Re: Is Hong Kong a city or country ?

Hong Kong is a province/city. Like New York is a city/state. I find that most chinese people I know are actually from Hong Kong. A kid in my class who was born there goes back every Chinese New Year.

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