Question: Why isnt Hong Kong its own country?

Hong Kong exists as a Special Administrative Region controlled by The Peoples Republic of China and enjoys its own limited autonomy as defined by the Basic Law. The principle of “one country, two systems” allows for the coexistence of socialism and capitalism under “one country,” which is mainland China.

Is HONG a city or country?

Levels of ElevationOfficial NameHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of ChinaArea1,104 km²Bordering CountriesChinaCalling Code852CapitalCity of Victoria13 more rows

Why is Hong Kong not a colony?

However, Hong Kong was in fact not a colony; it was merely under the colonial rule of the British. In the eyes of British colonists, Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula were “permanently ceded”, thus Britain had sovereignty over these two territories.

What do you call someone born in Hong Kong?

Hongkongers (Chinese: 香港人), also known as Hong Kongers, Hong Kongese, Hongkongese, Hong Kong citizen and Hong Kong people, typically refers to legal residents of the city of Hong Kong; although may also refer to others who were born and/or raised in the city.

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