Hong Kong, the pearl of Asia has been the center of trade and
finance in Asia since the early 20th century. In a short
history of about 150 years, Hong Kong has become the source of
growth for many nearby economies. In a certain sense, it can be
even said that it is a merchant city founded and managed by
Traditional "hongs" or trade houses of Hong Kong were the
pillar of the economy.
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government. If the mainland interferes too much
in Hong Kong, it status will decline as the international free
port city that has made it so prosperous.
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