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hong kong, china
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john simone photography


Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China,
is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau,
Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of
the Pearl River Delta metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world. With over 7.4 million Hongkongers
of various nationalities[note 1] in a territory of 1,104 square kilometres (426 sq mi), Hong Kong is the fourth-most
densely populated region in the world.

Hong Kong was formerly a colony of the British Empire, after the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island from Qing China
at the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842. Originally a lightly populated area of farming and fishing villages,
the territory has become one of the most significant financial centres and trade ports in the world. With the exception
of the Second World War, during which the colony was occupied by the Empire of Japan, Hong Kong remained under British
control until 1997, when it was returned to China. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains a separate
political and economic system apart from mainland China.

As the world's seventh-largest trading entity, its legal tender, the Hong Kong dollar, is the 13th-most traded currency.
Hong Kong's tertiary sector dominated economy is characterised by competitive simple taxation and supported by its common
law judiciary system. Although the city boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it suffers from severe
income inequality.

The territory features the most skyscrapers in the world, surrounding Victoria Harbour, which lies in the centre of the
city's dense urban region. It has a very high Human Development Index ranking and the seventh-highest life expectancy in
the world. Over 90% of its population makes use of well-developed public transportation. Seasonal air pollution originating
from neighbouring industrial areas of mainland China, which adopts loose emissions standards, has resulted in a high level
of atmospheric particulates in winter.


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jetsetjohnny.ca features
John Simone`s exotic-destination travel photography

Follow @johnsimonephoto_travel: Instagram


Simone spent 5 years traveling
to over 80 countries as Senior Photographer
and Photography Teacher on Princess Cruises


These are the first Forty-four cities posted - with more to follow

Click any city to visit on John Simone Photography's jetsetjohnny.ca:

A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Beijing, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Bergen, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Cape Town, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Casablanca, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dakar, Senegal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dalian, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dubai, UAE
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Chan May, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Funchal, Madeira Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ganvie, Benin
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hoi An, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Honfleur, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hue, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Keelung, Taiwan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ko Samui, Thailand
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kristiansand, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lisbon, Portugal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lome, Togo
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Luderitz, Namibia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Maui, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mindelo, Cape Verde
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Miyajima, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mumbai, India
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Muscat, Oman
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nanortalik, Greenland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Newport, Rhode Island
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nosy Be, Madagascar
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Oahu, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Okinawa, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Rabat, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Reykjavik, Iceland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Saigon, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on St. Pierre et Miquelon, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seoul, South Korea
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seville, Spain
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Singapore
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tenerife, Canary Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tetouan, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Thorshvn, Faroe Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Yangon, Myanmar

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