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Taken in a street of Central area in Hong Kong island.

Hong Kong is a Special Administration Region of China since China resumed its sovereignty from the British Government on the 1st July, 1997.

Hong Kong is situated in the south of China's mainland. It is separated by a river in the north, neigbouring Shenzhen city, Guangdong Province. To the west, it is separated by the Pearl River estuary, facing Macau and Zhuhai cities and to the east and south it is overlooking the vast South China Sea. Relying on such advantageous geographical position, Hong Kong has now developed into an economic centre in Asia.

Hong Kong is mainly composed of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, the area of which is 1084 square kilometers.

The Hong Kong Island (otherwise known as Gang Island) is the most thriving place of the whole of Hong Kong and is also the seat of the Hong Kong Government bodies.

On both sides of the streets, there are flourishing commercial towers and shopping centers, offices of the world famous financial bodies, shipping institutions and the headquarters of trade companies, and consulates of various countries and regions.

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