Question by  beatification (60)

What should I know about the history and politics of Hong Kong?


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

An administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China but different system than mainland China. Was British Colony in mid-nineteenth century until occupied by Japan during WWII. British again until China's sovereignty in 1997. Governed by Hong Kong Constitution that denotes its autonomy in everything but military and foreign relations.


Answer by  pmm62 (243)

Up until the year 2000, Hong Kong remained under the control of Great Britain - a status quo that existed since Britain's Imperial era of more than 100 years ago.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Hong Kong was once a colony of Great Britain. Many residents there still hold British residency and work visas which they kept if they didn't want to live under Chinese rule.


Answer by  Johnson2231 (237)

Hong Kong was a British Colony until 1997, when it was returned to China. China allows more democracy and dissent there than it does anywhere else.


Answer by  choweric2005 (39)

Hong Kong has been a British colony for around two years and is now returned to China. It is a democracy that serves as a booming commerical center.


Answer by  mtkwk (30)

Hong Kong was leased to the British from the Chinese Government for 99 years. The lease term was up in 1997 and now Hong Kong is part of China again.

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