Hong Kong is one of the world’s most exciting cities and the story of Hong Kong is one of almost constant change.
From a sleepy fishing community, Hong Kong – now a Special Administrative Region of China following its return from Britain to China in July 1997 – has grown into one of the most significant financial and trading centres of the world. Hong Kong Island itself has witnessed massive rebuilding over the years, with the result that much of the colonial era architecture has been swept away and replaced by skyscrapers. Moreover the first high-rise buildings constructed from the late 1950s onwards are now themselves under threat, as the constant requirement for more accommodation – both for people and for bus
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