Hong Kong Tourism
Hong Kong is also the most visited cities in the world.Hong Kong a special administrative regions of two (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. Located on the southern coast of China and surrounded by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is known for its expansive skyline and the deep natural harbor. With a land area of 1,104 km2 (426 square km) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas of the world. Hong Kong's population is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent other groups. Hong Kong Han Chinese majority, mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and Taishan in the neighboring province of Guangdong.
Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839-1842). Originally limited to Hong Kong, Iceland, the colony boundaries were gradually on the Kowloon Peninsula and New Territories extended to 1898. It was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War, after the British regained control until 1997, when China regained sovereignty. The region was of minimal government intervention in the ethos of non-interventionism positive during the colonial period. The deadline great influence on the current culture of Hong Kong, often referred to as "East meets West" section, and the education system, which loosely follow the system implemented in England by 2009, reforms in action.
Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong has a different political system from the Chinese mainland. Hong Kong's independent judicial functions under the common law framework. The Basic Law of Hong Kong, regulates its constitution, which means that Hong Kong is a "high degree of autonomy" must have in all matters except foreign affairs and military defense, its political system. Although it has a growing multi-party system that controls a small circle of half the electorate legislature. A 800-person selection committee chosen by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the Prime Minister.
As one of the world's leading international financial center, Hong Kong has made a big capitalist service economy through low taxes and free trade, and the currency, the Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth most-traded currency in the world. The lack of space caused demand for dense structures, the city became a center for modern architecture and the world's vertical city. The tight space even for a sophisticated transport network with public transportation arrival rate exceeding 90 percent, the highest in the world.Hong Kong has led numerous high international rankings in different aspects. For example, its economic freedom, financial and economic competitiveness, quality of life, corruption perception, human development index, etc., all rated highly.
Hong Kong Culture
Hong Kong is often used as a place where "East meets West" describes what the cultural mix of the field of Chinese roots with influences from his time as a British colony.Hong Kong balances a modernized way of life with the traditional Chinese practices. Concepts such as Feng Shui are very serious, with expensive construction projects often recruitment consultants are used and often assumed that success or failure of a company. Other items such as Ba Gua mirrors are still used regularly to ward off evil spirits, and there is often building on each floor number that has a 4-in "die" it because of its similarity to the word in Cantonese. The fusion of East and West also characterizes Hong Kong's kitchen, where Dim Sum, Hot Pot, and fast food restaurants coexist with haute cuisine.
Hong Kong is a world center of trade, and describes himself as "entertainment hub". His martial arts film genre gained a high degree of popularity in the late 1960s and 1970s. Several Hollywood actors, notable actors and martial artists from Hong Kong cinema, notably Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Jet Li is. A number of Hong Kong filmmakers have widespread fame in Hollywood, like John Woo, Wong Kar-wai achieved, and Stephen Chow.Homegrown films such as Chungking Express, Infernal Affairs, Shaolin Soccer, Rumble in the Bronx, In the Mood for Love and Echoes of The Rainbow has won international recognition. Hong Kong is the hub for Cantopop music that draws its influence from other forms of Chinese music and Western genres, and has a multinational fanbase.
The Hong Kong government supports cultural institutions such as the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The Government Leisure and Cultural Services Department subsidized and sponsors international performers brought to Hong Kong. Many international cultural activities are organized by the government, consulates and private.
Hong Kong has two licensed terrestrial broadcasters - ATV and TVB. There are three local and a number of foreign providers of cable and satellite connections. The production of Hong Kong soap dramas, comedy series and variety shows reach audiences throughout the Greater China. to distribute magazines and newspapers in Hong Kong and printed in Chinese and English, with a focus on sensationalism and celebrity gossip. The media in Hong Kong is relatively free from state intervention against the Chinese mainland, although the Far Eastern Economic Review has shown signs of self-censorship of newspapers, whose owners have close ties or business interests in the People's Republic of China and the states that even the Western media are not immune to growing Chinese economic power.
Hong Kong offers a wide range of recreational and competitive sports opportunities, despite its limited space. It sends representatives to international competitions like the Olympics and Asian Games and will host the equestrian events during the Summer Olympic Games in 2008. There are large multi-purpose facilities such as Hong Kong Coliseum and MacPherson Stadium. Hong Kong's steep terrain and extensive network of trails attract hikers with expansive views and its rugged coastline has many beaches for swimming