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Noun: Hong Kong
  1. 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 centres

Type of: city, metropolis, port, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Cathay [archaic], China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China

Encyclopedia: Hong Kong, China at the 2008 Summer Olympics