Hongkong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
It is a place with multiple personalities as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and having been under
British colonization. Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China's increasingly
affluent mainland population. It is an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the
world's cities. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as
diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia's World City.
Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China (the other being Macau).
Before the transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997, Hong Kong had been a British colony for nearly 150 years.
As a result, most infrastructure inherits the design and standards of Britain.