Such is the condition of that guilty town, nearest of all Chinese towns to hong-kong, and indissolubly connected with ourselves.
hong-kong is also an island, and was ceded to the British by treaty with the Chinese.
We remained only one day on the rock, when a passing ship observed our signals, took us off, and carried us safely into hong-kong.
But here is a list of the men who were aboard when she sailed from hong-kong.
Such, then, is all the information acquired at that time concerning a portion of the southern side of hong-kong.
In 1904 we met again in hong-kong, where he was established as a lawyer.
hong-kong was destined to be our headquarters for nearly two weeks; it is a convenient point from which to make excursions.
It is a pity we did not put him in irons at first, and we might now have been on our way to hong-kong.
Miss Norman had come aboard the yacht, and now decided to go to hong-kong with the family.
We're close to hong-kong, and you can get a passage home from there whenever you like.
from Cantonese pronunciation of Chinese Xianggang, literally "fragrant port." Perhaps so called from the scent of incense factories or opium cargoes, or from the semi-fresh waters of the bay. The word hong was the general English term for foreign trading establishments in China.
Note: China ceded the island of Hong Kong to Britain in the nineteenth century. Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, when Britain's lease expired.
Note: One of the world's leading commercial centers, Hong Kong is home to many international corporate offices and a world-famous tailoring industry. China has given assurances that it will maintain Hong Kong's capitalistic (see capitalism) and democratic (see democracy) institutions.