Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An administrative region of southeast China on the coast southeast of Guangzhou, including Hong Kong Island and adjacent areas. Hong Kong Island was occupied by the British during the Opium War (1839-1842) and ceded to them by the Treaty of Nanking (1842). Other portions of the colony were acquired in 1860 and in 1898 by a 99-year lease. A free port and important center of international commerce and banking for most of the 20th century, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Victoria is the capital. Population: 6,980,000.

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  • proper n. A coastal administrative region in south-east China, formerly a British colony, currently a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

From Cantonese 香港 (Hēunggóng). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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    What's Your Workout

  • We'll convene the first overseas D conference, AsiaD, in Hong Kong on Oct. 19.

    All Things Digital

  • Prada, which has failed several times over the last decade to list its shares, started to launch bookbuilding for institutional investors Monday and to launch Hong Kong public offering on June 14, the deal's term sheet said.

    Prada Hong Kong IPO Could Raise $2.6 Billion

  • Ed Jones/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A flight leaving Hong Kong international airport on Sunday; the city's Airport Authority proposed a third runway to handle an increase in air traffic.

    Asia in Pictures

  • “There is no indigenous Chinese model of grief therapy, so most approaches are adopted from Western models,” Samuel M. Y. Ho of the psychology department at the University of Hong Kong explained to me.

    The Truth About Grief

  • An example from Asia is David Tang, the Hong Kong millionaire and owner of China Clubs in Hong Kong and Beijing, who is making the name Shanghai Tang known to the fashion world.

    Experiential Marketing

  • Smugglers often move their cargo from India to Mexico via intermediate stops such as Hong Kong and Macao and other parts of China, as well as Singapore, Amsterdam, Ecuador, Brazil, Belize and Panama.

    More illegal immigrants from India crossing border

  • A series of pioneering studies by Professors Ran Wei and Louis Leong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong of cell phone laggards proves this point.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong airline featured in Marketing Aesthetics, had a wonderful sensory-based identity campaign designed by Landor Associates, but fell short of implementing it properly on its planes.

    Experiential Marketing

  • Lily Chiang Lai-lei was sentenced on Wednesday for masterminding a fraud that involved 3.7 million Hong Kong dollars $475,000 worth of company shares.

    High-Profile Businesswoman Jailed For Fraud

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