Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. With a population of over seven million, it ranks as the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory.
Hong Kong became a British colony after the First Opium War (1839–42). In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which paved way for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. Since then it has become a special administrative region (SAR) with a high degree of autonomy – at least on paper. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Hong Kong.
Home is where the heart is - but only when there's room. Prohibitive housing prices in Hong Kong have hundreds of thousands of people fighting for space in one of Asia's wealthiest territories. So-called shoebox flats, coffin homes or the euphemistically named subdivided units are quickly becoming the norm.
Indonesia's president appeared unsympathetic to the plight of his country's women subjected to abuse and exploitation while working abroad. On a visit to Hong Kong, he told them not to rock the boat over "small things."