Title: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China[10]

Population: 7,263,234

Population Change: 0.82

National Average Age: 45

Urban Percentage:

Christian Population: 835,000

Christian Percentage: 11.8

Introduction: Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and former British colony in southeastern China. Its vibrant densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.

Overview: Occupied by the UK in 1841 Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984 Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement China promised that under its \"one country two systems\" formula China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a \"high degree of autonomy\" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.