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  Hong Kong Hotels and travel Guide with shopping and Hong Kong information
Hong Kong hotels, attractions, and nightlife; an essential collection of must-knows for every venture to Asia’s storybook city.
Cross the water to Hong Kong Island and enter the intimate comfort of The Ritz-Carlton.
Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, but, before you go, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the culture and districts of the territory.
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 Hong Kong Travel, Hong Kong Travel Guide, Hong Kong China City
Hong Kong has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into a dynamic and thrilling 21st century cosmopolitan metropolis.
Hong Kong is a land of ferocious contrasts.
Hong Kong however still captures the romance and mystery of days gone by in the markets and lanes where East meets West.China Highlights offers a great variety of tour packages to discover this lovely city and around.
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  Hong kong Travel Information Provided by Asia Travel
The voltage in Hong Kong is 200/220 volts, 50 cycles.
Hong Kong International Airport is approximately 40 minutes' drive by car from all major hotels in Kowloon and about 50 minutes' drive via the Cross-Harbour Tunnel from all major hotels on Hong Kong Island (under normal traffic conditions).
The Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company provides other regular and inexpensive services which connect Hong Kong Island to other parts of the Kowloon Peninsula and to the outlying islands.
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  Hong Kong (03/07)
While Hong Kong remains a free and open society where human rights are respected, courts are independent, and there is well-established respect for the rule of law, residents are limited in their ability to change their government, and the legislature is limited in its power to affect government policies.
Hong Kong, along with the Macau SAR, is also participating in a new pan-Pearl River Delta trade block with nine Chinese provinces, which aims to lower trade barriers among members, standardize regulations, and improve infrastructure.
Hong Kong is an independent customs territory and economic entity separate from the rest of China and is able to enter into international agreements on its own behalf in commercial and economic matters.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm   (2675 words)

  Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hong Kong is on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the southeastern coast of China, facing the South China Sea in the south, and bordering Guangdong Province in the north.
The liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 was celebrated at the Cenotaph in Victoria with the raising of the Union Flag and the Flag of the Republic of China.
Hong Kong's climate is subtropical and prone to monsoons.
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 Hong Kong - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Hong Kong (also known as Hongkong, especially in the older days) has one of the world's most liberal economies and is a major international centre of finance and trade.
Hong Kong is 60 km to the east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River estuary.
In Hong Kong, there is a non-compulsory three-year kindergarten, which is followed by a compulsory six-year primary education, three-year junior secondary education, and a non-compulsory two-year senior secondary education leading to the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations and a two-year matriculation course leading to the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most of Hong Kong's population is either Buddhist or Taoist, and ancestor worship is predominant due to the strong Confucian influence, but there are also about half a million Christians or about 10 % of the total population, who are roughly equally divided between Catholics and Protestants.
There are some fears that Beijing may interfere with Hong Kong's freedom of religion in the future, particularly in light of the crackdown on Falun Gong, which is not outlawed in Hong Kong.
GDP growth averaged a strong 5% from 1989 to 1997, but Hong Kong suffered two recessions in the past six years because of the Asian financial crisis in 1998 and the global downturn in 2001 and 2002.
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 Hong Kong Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
When the 78-square-km (30-square-mi) island of Hong Kong was ceded to the British after the Opium War of 1841, it consisted, in the infamous words of the British minister at the time, of "barren rock" whose only redeeming feature was the adjacent deep-water harbor.
They came to Hong Kong poorer than their families had been in generations, yet by virtue of their labor, their descendants are the wealthiest generation yet.
Hong Kong has always lived and breathed commerce, and it is the territory's shrines to Mammon that will make the strongest impression when you first arrive.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Hong Kong
Hong Kong is China's richest city, has one of the world's most liberal economies and is a major international centre of finance and trade.
On 22 December 2005, the reforms, proposed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, were defeated by the pro-democracy camp after they failed to reach the necessary 2/3 threshold with 34 votes in favour and 24 opposed.
Hong Kong has a fertility rate of 0.95 children per woman, one of the lowest in the world, and far below the 2.1 children per woman required to maintain an even population level.
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 Hong Kong hotels, cheap hotel reservations, accommodation and vacations
Hong Kong: is a sensational destination for a vacation.
Hong Kong's history and culture are fascinating and it is well worth taking some time out to experience all that the region has to offer.
Hong Kong is a dazzling blend of diversity and sophistication.
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 Hong Kong travel guide
Hong Kong (Heung Gong in Cantonese, Xianggang in Mandarin, meaning "fragrant harbour") has the big city specials like smog, odour, 7 million elbows and an insane love of clatter and the city.
Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, on the northern side of Victoria Harbour; Hong Kong Island is on the southern side of the harbour facing Kowloon.
Hong Kong Island, the busy financial and commercial centre with its high skyscrapers, has a lot to offer: shops, bars, headquarters from companies and, for those who feel like it, a handful of culture namely a few museums and some sights.
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 Index of Economic Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hong Kong's economy is 89.3 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's freest economy.
Hong Kong is ranked 1st out of 30 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is well above the regional average.
Hong Kong is part of the People's Republic of China, although it remains a separate economic system.
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 Hong Kong Hotels, Discount Hong Kong Hotels, Hotels In Hong Kong
The Newton Hotel Hong Kong is a first-class hotel, located 27 miles from the Hong Kong International Airport within easy reach of the bustling...
Hotel Concourse is conveniently located in Mongkok, the city center of Hong Kong, 40 kilometers from Hong Kong International Airport.
The Regal Hong Kong Hotel is a luxury hotel, located opposite Victoria Park in the heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong's thriving business,...
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 Hong Kong hotels : Cheap Hotels Up to 75% Hotel Reservations in Hong Kong
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 BBC NEWS | Business | Hong Kong drops sales tax plans
The Hong Kong government has dropped plans to introduce a new sales tax in the face of public opposition.
Hong Kong currently has one of the world's lowest tax regimes, with a 16% personal rate and 17.5% for businesses.
At the moment only 35% of Hong Kong wage earners pay income tax, and the government has previously suggested that it could look at reducing personal allowances to get more people into the tax net.
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 Hong Kong Dollar and Hong Kong currency information including currency exchange rates
The purpose for adopting this peg was to prevent the Hong Kong dollar from collapsing amidst a political row between China and the United Kingdom over the future of the city.
A further aim of allowing the Hong Kong dollar to trade in a range is to avoid the Hong Kong dollar being used as a proxy for speculative bets on a Yuan revaluation.
Hong Kong placed a cap on its currency's exchange rate to the US dollar in May 2005, a move that sparked suspicions that China would soon revalue its currency.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/hong_kong.htm   (812 words)

 Discovering China: CityScape
Part of the reason for Hong Kong's prosperity is that it is a capitalist's dream; it has lax controls and maximum tax rate of 15%.
Hong Kong is the one of the popular places for foreigners because western visitors have few problems getting around in Hong Kong, for there English is widely spoken and most street signs are bilingual.
In fact Hong Kong resembles one gigantic shopping mall, but a quick look at price tags should convince you that the city is not quite the bargain it's cracked up to be.
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 Hong Kong Travel Guide | Hong Kong Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hong Kong's 260 outlying islands, few of which are inhabited, provide a tranquil alternative to its frenetic energy elsewhere.
Hong Kong Island is an eclectic mix of modern skyscrapers, colonial buildings and traditional temples.
Hong Kong was part of China before coming under British administration as a result of the 19th-century Opium Wars.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/115/country_guide/Far-East-Asia/Hong-Kong.html   (241 words)

 Hong Kong Travel Guide: Hong Kong Hotel, Tour, Attractions, Map, Pictures and Town Bus
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, has grown from what was a simple fishing village into the world's fourth largest banking and financial center and eighth largest trading economy.
Northern Hong Kong Island is the main commercial, shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is located in Eastern Hong Kong Island; and Southern Hong Kong Island known for its sea shores and bays.
Whenever and wherever the name Hong Kong is mentioned, it is indisputably regarded as an important world-class city teeming with color and motion.
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 Hong Kong Hotels by SmartStays - Lowest room rates and hotel reservations for Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a shimmering star in the world of commerce.
The Harbour Plaza Hong Kong is on the waterfront towards...
Although twice the size of Hong Kong Island and the largest island in the bay, Lantau Island with a population around 20,000, is still undeveloped.
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 hong kong map and map of hong kong information page
Hong Kong, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and a true economic powerhouse, was once just a small fishing village on the edge of the South China Sea.
Relative Location Hong Kong is located in both the eastern and northern hemispheres.
The land is lower on the northern edges of Hong Kong Island, and in the north along the border with China.
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