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Governance of Hong Kong was transferred from Britain to China in 1997.
  one of the world’s leading commercial centers on the coast of southern China; formerly an English colony; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997
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  • Governance of Hong Kong was transferred from Britain to China in 1997.
  • Hong Kong has beaten Macao in the struggle for the Chinese trade, and now the greater part of the transportation of Chinese goods finds its depot at the former place.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Get the Hong Kong investors who are willing to sink some bucks into American ingenuity.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Hong Kong was a needle and meat market.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • I realized that in Hong Kong, I had come to a place where everyone believed he could change his situation, his fate, no more staying stuck with your circumstances.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Sources in Washington claim that the assassin known as Jason Bourne was hunted down and killed in Hong Kong five years ago in a joint British-American operation.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Japan, Hong Kong, London, Rome, Rio.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • My parents always wanted to go to Tibet but never got closer than Hong Kong.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • How we could perhaps meet again, in an interesting place like Hong Kong, or Kyoto.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She was wearing a Minnie Mouse T-shirt and the kind of embroidered trousers you used to see Chinese women wearing in Hong Kong.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • And I’m talking with some big pen and pencil companies in Hong Kong and Japan about a deal that could be worth some really big money.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • She came over from Hong Kong two years ago.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • My uncle had died in Hong Kong a few years before.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • We can catch a ride to Hong Kong on a military transport heading out.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • One of Peter’s students was from Hong Kong, so I had him go to the map, pick out his country, then let Peter tell about the country.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Koreans, Filipinos, people from Hong Kong and Taiwan, South Africans, Italians, Greeks, South Americans, Argentines, Colombians, Venezuelans, Bolivians, a lot of black people who’ve cleaned out places you’ve never heard of, Chinese from everywhere.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Hong Kong fell on Christmas; North Borneo, Rabaul, Manila, and the U.S. base in the Philippines fell in January.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Between the frontiers of the super-states, and not permanently in the possession of any of them, there lies a rough quadrilateral with its corners at Tangier, Brazzaville, Darwin, and Hong Kong, containing within it about a fifth of the population of the earth.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Hong Kong Sweden Denmark Jamaica Singapore It is important to note that Hofstede wasn’t suggesting that there was a right place or a wrong place to be on any one of these scales.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • People in New York, London, Cairo, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Moscow, and other large cities don’t expect each other to be the same, and yet these cities function with an extraordinary degree of civility, because it’s in the interests—economic, social, and psychological—of the various groups to get along.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Say, Andy, remember when Rob was tryin’ to go with that exchange student from Hong Kong because she was so good in math?
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • We could make it look like a private donation from a businessman in Hong Kong.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Around the corner, in his room at the hotel where he was staying, were hundreds more like it-worn maps of every state in the Union, every Canadian province, every South American country-for the young man was an incessant conceiver of voyages, not a few of which he had actually taken: to Alaska, to Hawaii and Japan, to Hong Kong.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Frank Fischbeck, fifty-three, a dapper, genteel publisher from Hong Kong, had attempted Everest three times with one of Hall’s competitors; in 1994 he’d gotten all the way to the South Summit, just 330 vertical feet below the top.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I was barefoot and robeless and felt a chill pass through the Hong Kong polyester of my pajamas.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I never even kissed another woman, not really, not even when I had duty in Tokyo or Manila or Hong Kong, and she was half a world away.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • All the newscasts spoke of John Bradley’s passing, and we received clippings from as far away as Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I had matches in Hong Kong and Taiwan and stuff, and a kind of local fan club-a small one.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • For the next eight years, she sent postcards to her family from around the world; Ayers Rock in Australia, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the fjords in Norway, Hong Kong Harbor, the Wawel in Poland.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Andy traveled frequently and was currently in Hong Kong, working on a construction project.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The silk came from a bolt an FS-Three in our section brought back from Hong Kong.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Hong Kong P.S. I am 15 years old but look younger.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Other aunts, mothers-in-law, and cousins disappeared; some suddenly began writing to us again from communes or from Hong Kong.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Then; seem to be a million of them— Korean Students Association, one for the Japanese, one for students from Hong Kong.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Mimmi’s mother was from Hong Kong, her father from Boden.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • And so, facing the tawny brick wall of a neighboring building across the air shaft, he works with a team on designs for hotels and museums and corporate headquarters in cities he’s never seen: Brussels, Buenos Aires, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • London reached, the travellers alight, the old housekeeper in great tribulation and confusion, Mrs. Bagnet quite fresh and collected—as she would be if her next point, with no new equipage and outfit, were the Cape of Good Hope, the Island of Ascension, Hong Kong, or any other military station.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He had been intimate with but two of the other passengers-one a broken-down European named Dyer who appeared to bear a somewhat unsavoury reputation, the other a young bank clerk named Charles Lester, who was returning from Hong Kong.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Singapore is like Hong Kong only flat; one afternoon was enough.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • I believe we even met once, at the Hong Kong drug symposium two years ago.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • She would say one of the labs in Hong Kong or Switzerland or at UCLA had made a breakthrough.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Weird, isn’t it? I mean, I been to Benning and Polk and Seoul and Hong Kong.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Last night, Annie could see, it had been a skunk and some lurid dragon-creature Robert had once brought back from-Hong Kong.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Mannie, this little girl is Wyoming Knott and she came all the way from Plato to tell us how we’re doing in Hong Kong.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • And it turned out Carlo was in solid-state electronics, traveled to Hong Kong and Taiwan on business and had once flown to Mexico City to see a soccer game.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • There is a colorful series of pictures from Hong Kong, Thailand, and other exotic places, which would usually have me thinking wistfully about going on holiday.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • In Hong Kong, we knew an Australian prostitute who slipped Sheryl into the locker room of her "men’s club" to meet the local girls, who were there because they saw a chance to enrich themselves.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He retrieved an album from below his sofa bed and showed us pictures of a collective farm where his father grew up, a full page of his grandmother, a shrunken woman with three teeth and skin the color of chestnuts, his mother and father and sister in the middle of Hong Kong harbor on a tour junk, overdressed, looking sea-green.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • It says: MR. LEE’S GREATER HONG KONG Explosive noise from in back.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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