[7], Chinese national law does not generally apply in the region and Hong Kong is treated as a separate jurisdiction. [243] Ferry travel to Macau and mainland China is also available. [214] A similar economic partnership with Macau details the liberalisation of trade between the special administrative regions. Hong Kong has the world's largest number of skyscrapers, with 317 towers taller than 150 metres (490 ft),[30] and the third-largest number of high-rise buildings in the world. [17][18] The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. Fifty per cent of China's trade goods were routed through Hong Kong in 1997, dropping to about 13 per cent by 2015. [45] The Qin dynasty incorporated the Hong Kong area into China for the first time in 214 BCE, after conquering the indigenous Baiyue. The degree of its adherence to feng shui is believed to determine the success of a business. [171][172], Demand for new construction has contributed to frequent demolition of older buildings, freeing space for modern high-rises. [221] While the economy transitioned to a service basis during the 1980s,[221] late colonial governments introduced interventionist policies. [19], Immediately after the transfer, Hong Kong was severely affected by several crises. The incense was stored near Aberdeen Harbour for export before Victoria Harbour developed. [125] The territory actively participates in the World Trade Organization, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the International Olympic Committee, and many United Nations agencies. [56] Although European demand for Chinese commodities like tea, silk, and porcelain was high, Chinese interest in European manufactured goods was insignificant, so that Chinese goods could only be bought with precious metals. The territory's 2,755 km2 (1,064 sq mi) area consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, Lantau Island, and over 200 other islands. [282] The publicly funded Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the territory's oldest professional symphony orchestra, frequently host musicians and conductors from overseas. [107] These parties have aligned themselves into three ideological groups: the pro-Beijing camp (the current government), the pro-democracy camp, and localist groups. [190] Cancer, pneumonia, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and accidents are the territory's five leading causes of death. [63][64] At the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, Governor Geoffry Northcote declared Hong Kong a neutral zone to safeguard its status as a free port. Summer is hot and humid, with occasional showers and thunderstorms and warm air from the southwest. The Hong Kong Observatory announced on Monday that last year it recorded an all-time high temperature on August 22 – 36.6 degrees Celsius – and the highest mean winter temperature since record-keeping began in 1884. Over 90 per cent of daily trips are made on public transport, the highest percentage in the world. [309], Hong Kong's major English-language newspaper is the South China Morning Post, with The Standard serving as a business-oriented alternative. [22][23] Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation and free trade, and its currency, the Hong Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world. [119][120], The Hong Kong Garrison of the People's Liberation Army is responsible for the region's defence. [18] The University of Hong Kong was established in 1911 as the territory's first institution of higher education. [61], The colony was further expanded in 1898 when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories. [101][102][103], The Legislative Council has 70 members, each serving a four-year term. [296] Mandatory education has contributed to an adult literacy rate of 95.7 per cent. [287] Hong Kong athletes have won 126 medals at the Paralympic Games and 17 at the Commonwealth Games. [84] Discrepancies in the electoral registry and disqualification of elected legislators after the 2016 Legislative Council elections[85][86][87] and enforcement of national law in the West Kowloon high-speed railway station raised further concerns about the region's autonomy. [66] The Imperial Japanese Army attacked Hong Kong on 8 December 1941, the same morning as its attack on Pearl Harbor. [49] By the end of the Yuan dynasty, seven large families had settled in the region and owned most of the land. Can It Learn to Grow? [92] Under these terms and the "one country, two systems" principle, the Basic Law of Hong Kong is the regional constitution.[93]. This page includes a chart with historical data for Hong Kong Temperature. [129], The imposition of Hong Kong national security law by the central government in Beijing in June 2020 resulted in the suspension of bilateral extradition treaties by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand in July and in October by Finland and Ireland. Private schools subsidised under the Direct Subsidy Scheme and international schools fall outside of this system and may elect to use differing curricula and teach using other languages. The remaining population purport mixed identities, 23 per cent as "Hongkonger in China" and 12 per cent as "Chinese in Hong Kong". The number of films produced annually has declined to about 60 in 2017. [241], The Star Ferry operates two lines across Victoria Harbour for its 53,000 daily passengers. [152], Hong Kong is on China's southern coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau, on the east side of the mouth of the Pearl River estuary. Economic and infrastructure integration with China has increased significantly since the 1978 start of market liberalisation on the mainland. [154] Much of this is built on reclaimed land; 70 km2 (27 sq mi) (six per cent of the total land or about 25 per cent of developed space in the territory) is reclaimed from the sea. Hong Kong averages 1,709 hours of sunshine per year;[162] the highest and lowest recorded temperatures at the Hong Kong Observatory are 36.6 °C (97.9 °F) on 22 August 2017 and 0.0 °C (32.0 °F) on 18 January 1893. Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. [69] Hong Kong became the first of the Four Asian Tiger economies to industrialise during the 1950s. ", "All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China", "Ingenious Flipper Bridge Melds Left-Side Drivers With Right-Side Drivers", "China makes its military more visible in Hong Kong", "Racism is rife in Hong Kong and the Equal Opportunities Commission is a toothless hamster to tackle it", "These Are the Cities With the Most Ultra-Rich People", "Going up! [75] The impending transfer triggered a wave of mass emigration as residents feared an erosion of civil rights, the rule of law, and quality of life. [207], Although the territory had one of Asia's largest manufacturing economies during the latter half of the colonial era, Hong Kong's economy is now dominated by the service sector. [126][127][128] The regional government maintains trade offices in Greater China and other nations. Marine / ocean climate data updated daily, surface sea temperatures and recorded in degrees centigrade and farenheit. At noon today, temperature was at 32.4°C and 32.1°C in Tai Mei Tuk and Cheung Chau respectively. [147][148], In 2020, in a period of large-scale protests, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the controversial Hong Kong national security law. Although the traders were expelled after military clashes in the 1520s,[53] Portuguese-Chinese trade relations were re-established by 1549. [167] The lack of available space restricted development to high-density residential tenements and commercial complexes packed closely together on buildable land. [235] Bus services operate more than 700 routes across the territory,[228] with smaller public light buses (also known as minibuses) serving areas standard buses do not reach as frequently or directly. Monthly average temperatures, rainfall, snow days & record high and low temperatures msn back to msn home weather records and averages powered by Microsoft News [176] The Tin Hau Temple, dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu (originally built in 1012 and rebuilt in 1266), is the territory's oldest existing structure. [237] The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge provides a direct route to the western side of the Pearl River estuary. During the year, Hong Kong recorded only nine cold … The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, composed of classical Chinese instruments, is the leading Chinese ensemble and plays a significant role in promoting traditional music in the community. [192], Income inequality has risen since the transfer of sovereignty, as the region's ageing population has gradually added to the number of nonworking people. [173] However, many examples of European and Lingnan architecture are still found throughout the territory. [271] There are five daily meals: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and siu yeh. PDF | An updated analysis of Hong Kong's temperature, rainfall and sea-level record | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate . [67] Hong Kong was occupied by Japan for almost four years before Britain resumed control on 30 August 1945. [177] The Ping Shan Heritage Trail has architectural examples of several imperial Chinese dynasties, including the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (Hong Kong's only remaining pagoda). Dishes include congee, cha siu bao, siu yuk, egg tarts, and mango pudding. These advise the government on local issues such as public facility provisioning, community programme maintenance, cultural promotion, and environmental policy. The predominant language is Cantonese, a variety of Chinese originating in Guangdong. [246] The Central and Western District has an extensive system of escalators and moving pavements, including the Mid-Levels escalator (the world's longest outdoor covered escalator system). [195] Despite government efforts to reduce the growing disparity,[196] median income for the top 10 per cent of earners is 44 times that of the bottom 10 per cent. [142] Sex trafficking in Hong Kong is an issue. [78] Hong Kong was transferred to China on 1 July 1997, after 156 years of British rule. [88] In June 2019, mass protests erupted in response to a proposed extradition amendment bill permitting extradition of fugitives to mainland China. [276], Cantopop is a genre of Cantonese popular music which emerged in Hong Kong during the 1970s. [174] Some (including the Court of Final Appeal Building and the Hong Kong Observatory) retain their original function, and others have been adapted and reused; the Former Marine Police Headquarters was redeveloped into a commercial and retail complex,[175] and Béthanie (built in 1875 as a sanatorium) houses the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Evolving from Shanghai-style shidaiqu, it is also influenced by Cantonese opera and Western pop. [112] Interpretative and amending power over the Basic Law and jurisdiction over acts of state lie with the central authority, making regional courts ultimately subordinate to the mainland's socialist civil law system. Hongkonger and foreign women and girls are forced into prostitution in brothels, homes, and businesses in the city. At the height of the local movie industry in the early 1990s, over 400 films were produced each year; since then, industry momentum shifted to mainland China. [211] [247] Hong Kong Tramways covers a portion of Hong Kong Island. [111] However, mainland criminal procedure law applies to cases investigated by the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG in the HKSAR. [75] It does not specify how Hong Kong will be governed after 2047, and the central government's role in determining the territory's future system of government is the subject of political debate and speculation. [3] Slightly over half the population (53.2 per cent) speaks English, the other official language;[2] 4.3 per cent are native speakers, and 48.9 per cent speak English as a second language. Traditional Chinese values emphasising family and education blend with Western ideals, including economic liberty and the rule of law. [3] Code-switching, mixing English and Cantonese in informal conversation, is common among the bilingual population. July is the hottest month in Hong Kong with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F) and the coldest is January at 16°C (61°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 7 in August. The name translates as "fragrant harbour" or "incense harbour". [270] Freshness of ingredients is emphasised. [315], Coordinates: 22°18′N 114°12′E / 22.3°N 114.2°E / 22.3; 114.2, Special administrative region in People's Republic of China, China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017 Urban Population and Urban Temporary Population, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Political reforms and sociopolitical issues, No specific variety of Chinese is official in the territory. The temperature once dropped to -68 C (-90.4 F) in 1933 -- the coldest temperature recorded outside Antarctica. [294], The government maintains a policy of "mother tongue instruction"; most schools use Cantonese as the medium of instruction, with written education in both Chinese and English. Settlers from nearby provinces migrated to Kowloon throughout the Ming dynasty. ", "Hong Kong topples New York as world's richest city", "China Resumes Control of Hong Kong, Concluding 156 Years of British Rule", "It's fade out for Hong Kong's film industry as China moves into the spotlight", "Hong Kong's Mile-Long Escalator System Elevates the Senses: A Stairway to Urban Heaven", "World's longest sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong and China", "Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators disqualified from parliament", "Forgotten stories of the great escape to Hong Kong", "Top 10 Hong Kong skyscraper nicknames, from the Big Syringe to the Hong Kong Finger", "A Hong Kong court has disqualified two legislators who refused to take their oath "correctly, "Hong Kong's umbrella revolution – the Guardian briefing", "Hong Kong Imports Over 90% of Its Food. 29th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) At 3pm today, Hong Kong Observatory recorded the highest temperature of 33.3°C in 2019. Today's Hong Kong, Hong Kong water temperature. [220], The government has had a passive role in the economy. The sector generates 92.7 per cent of economic output, with the public sector accounting for about 10 per cent. [158] The territory has a diverse ecosystem; over 3,000 species of vascular plants occur in the region (300 of which are native to Hong Kong), and thousands of insect, avian, and marine species.[159][160]. [227], Hong Kong generates most of its electricity locally. Th… [202], Hong Kong is the tenth-largest trading entity in exports and imports (2017), trading more goods in value than its gross domestic product. There are a total of 479 district council seats, 452 of which are directly elected. [249] The rest is from other imports, including nuclear energy generated on the mainland. The public-housing estate programme, Independent Commission Against Corruption, and Mass Transit Railway were all established during the post-war decades to provide safer housing, integrity in the civil service, and more-reliable transportation. [171] Bagua mirrors are regularly used to deflect evil spirits,[267] and buildings often lack floor numbers with a 4;[268] the number has a similar sound to the word for "die" in Cantonese. Of the total area, 1,073 km (414 sq mi) is land and 35 km (14 sq mi) is water. [269], Food in Hong Kong is primarily based on Cantonese cuisine, despite the territory's exposure to foreign influences and its residents' varied origins. [248] The vast majority of this energy comes from fossil fuels, with 46 per cent from coal and 47 per cent from petroleum. [37] Sir John Davis (the second colonial governor) offered an alternative origin; Davis said that the name derived from "Hoong-keang" ("red torrent"), reflecting the colour of soil over which a waterfall on the island flowed. [314] Ten non-domestic broadcasters air programming for the territory's foreign population. [51][52] Portuguese merchants established a trading post called Tamão in Hong Kong waters and began regular trade with southern China. [185] The vast majority also hold Chinese nationality, automatically granted to all ethnic Chinese residents at the transfer of sovereignty. [284] The territory regularly hosts the Hong Kong Sevens, Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong Tennis Classic and Lunar New Year Cup, and hosted the inaugural AFC Asian Cup and the 1995 Dynasty Cup. The Dongjiang River in Guangdong supplies 70 per cent of the city's water,[253] and the remaining demand is filled by harvesting rainwater. Hong Kong is a world-renowned financial, commercial, and tourist hub with an agreeable climate devoid of extremely high or low temperatures. Conditions on the island improved during the Taiping Rebellion in the 1850s, when many Chinese refugees, including wealthy merchants, fled mainland turbulence and settled in the colony. And how should we best guess crowd size? How hot will this summer be? Colonial governments had little industrial policy, and implemented almost no trade controls. Temperatures were expected to peak Thursday and Paris saw a high of 108.7 degrees, shattering the previous record high of 104.7 degrees in 1947. The official highest recorded temperature is now 56.7°C (134°F), which was measured on 10 July 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA. [312] TVB, Hong Kong's dominant television network, has an 80 per cent viewer share. [179] Examples include Lui Seng Chun, the Blue House in Wan Chai, and the Shanghai Street shophouses in Mong Kok. [219] Hong Kong is a gateway for foreign direct investment in China, giving investors open access to mainland Chinese markets through direct links with the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. [238] It is the eighth-busiest airport by passenger traffic,[239] and handles the most air-cargo traffic in the world. Legislative Council members elected by functional constituencies composed of professional and special interest groups are accountable to those narrow corporate electorates and not the general public. [38], The simplified name Hong Kong was frequently used by 1810. [91] The Sino-British Joint Declaration provided for economic and administrative continuity through the transfer of sovereignty,[75] resulting in an executive-led governing system largely inherited from the territory's history as a British colony. Africa Asia Aus & Pacific Europe Latin America N America S America Mid East. Post-handover administrations continued and expanded these programmes, including export-credit guarantees, a compulsory pension scheme, a minimum wage, anti-discrimination laws, and a state mortgage backer. Hong Kong Observatory forecasts several showers tonight. [230] Connecting service to the national high-speed rail system is provided at West Kowloon railway station. Legal experts split on when Hong Kong should debate its future", "Who goes there? Average temperature at Yuen Long Park, Kowloon City and Sai Kung is around 34.3°C making them the hottest areas in Hong Kong today. The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) is Han Chinese,[6] most of whom are Taishanese, Teochew, Hakka, and a number of other Cantonese peoples. [281], Western classical music has historically had a strong presence in Hong Kong, and remains a large part of local musical education. How to choose the best hospital to deliver your baby? [136][137], Ethnic minorities (except those of European ancestry) have marginal representation in government and often experience discrimination in housing, education, and employment. Africa Asia Aus & Pacific Europe Latin America N America S America Mid East. HONG KONG: Hong Kong reported 115 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday (Nov 29), the highest in nearly four months, as authorities battle a renewed … Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港, Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. [62] Kai Tak Airport began operation in 1924, and the colony avoided a prolonged economic downturn after the 1925–26 Canton–Hong Kong strike. 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