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Hong Kong   /hɔŋ kɔŋ/   Listen
Hong Kong

Formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers.

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"Hong Kong" Quotes from Famous Books

... squadron, except the Monocacy, to Hong Kong. Keep full of coal. In the event of declaration of war Spain, your duty will be to see that the Spanish squadron does not leave the Asiatic coast, and then offensive operations in Philippine Islands. Keep ...
— Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography, • William Roscoe Thayer

... Great Britain took Hong Kong and then Wei-hai-wei, and lately grabbed Kowloon and for some time past her covetous eye has been firmly fixed on ...
— The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900 • Various

... token of approaching answers to our prayer I see in the coming among us of Rev. D. D. Jones, who has been connected with our South China Mission, under Rev. C. R. Hager of Hong Kong. The French war has so disturbed the people among whom he was laboring, and, for the present, so closed the doors to missionary service, that he has seized the opportunity for a visit to us. He is well fitted for street preaching, and seems ...
— The American Missionary—Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885 • Various

... twenty-four hours is nowhere. He realizes the cruel fact that Fame is fickle, and he makes one desperate effort to grasp it, by offering determinedly to walk around the world in ninety days, stopping for his gruel only at Hong Kong. ...
— Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 39., Saturday, December 24, 1870. • Various

Words linked to "Hong Kong" :   city, metropolis, Communist China, china, People's Republic of China, urban center, port, mainland China, PRC, Red China, Cathay

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