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Clip #: TFA-81A
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Central Asia
City: Hong Kong
Pearl River, chinese junks, sailboat, harbor, freighter, Kowloon, airport, ferries, Victoria, Hong Kong island, trucks, city street, ricksaws, Cenotaph war memorial, chinese war memorial, supreme court building, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, urban, downtown, buses, pith helemts, arcaded sidewalks, chinese women in modern clothes, umbrella, parasol, ad for Che Wing Gum, chinese hat, sedan chairs,
market, merchants, shops, commerce, barber, man smoking large pipe, eating bowl of soup, cooking in wok, children scatter, tenements with washing on clothes lines, wealthy homes. Happy Valley racetrack, hospital, peak cable tram, aerial view over harbor from cable tram, panorama, South Shore, Repulse Bay beach, beach houses, bathers on platform, girls holding hands, man playing with child, Lido bathhouse,
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located in Southern China in East Asia, bordering the province of Guangdong to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east, west and south. It has a population of 7 million people but only 428 sq mi of land, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Beginning as a trading port, Hong Kong became a dependent territory of the United Kingdom in 1842, and remained so until transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997. Along with Macau, Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions under the "one country, two systems" policy. As a result, Hong Kong is largely self-governing, has its own currency, legal and political systems, a high degree of autonomy in all areas except foreign affairs and defence, and is generally not considered part of mainland China.
Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial capitals, a major business and cultural hub, and maintains a highly developed capitalist economy. Its identity as a cosmopolitan centre where east meets west is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions, and although the population is predominantly Chinese, residents and expatriates of other ethnicities form a small but significant segment of society.