January 2006
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Hong Kong;Jan2006, p3
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The article focuses on the political conditions in Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China. China has resumed her exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong starting July 1, 1997, when Great Britain ended her 150 years of rule. Hong Kong enjoy a high level of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs. It presents information on the Basic Law of Hong Kong.


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