home of the free-est market in the world, with little or none government interference with much on business. Also very high-tech, second to Japan. Many people born the 1950-60's were part of the rags-to-riches generation. Many people invested in the property market, as it made many many people rich. This is how many could afford to immigrate to other countries. The property market peaked at early 1998, and crashed, thanks to the new Chinese government. This left many people bankrupt and unable to leave. Under British rule, Hong Kong set the example for the world as government no other interference with its people except to keep the law. China signed a 99-year lease to Britian, and was forced to hand Hong Kong back to China on July 1. 1997.
Unfortunately, Hong Kong is very small and many land is reclaimed. Also went through a major change in infrastructure with the new airport built in 1998. However, pre-1998 the airport was located in the heart of Hong Kong and was known for its breathtaking landings beside high-rise skyscrapers. Many of the "rags-to-riches" generation left Hong Kong for North America (mostly Canada) mostly between 1989-1997 (between Tianmen Square and the handover). People in Hong Kong are EXTREMELY hard working, students are under tremendous pressure to do well, and that is the reason many came to Canada, for a better life and a less stressful school life. The skyline of Hong Kong changes each year, as more and more buildings are put up and the old ones are being demolished. Public transportation is VERY efficient with the MTR system. The Airport Express stands out of the already world-class system. One of the landmarks of Hong Kong is the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world-class airport, its famous Victoria Skyline and the Peak. Also, Disneyland Hong Kong will be built in Fall 2005, be sure to visit it!
Hong Kong is truly a world-class city, its people are all hard-workers, and it truly does not deserve to be builled by the Chinese government.
I miss Hong Kong very much you can't even see it on the map
Let's listen to Nas- the world is yours while we walk to yum cha.