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Difference Between Hong Kong and China

Hong Kong vs China

Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China or commonly termed China.

China is the most populous country in the world. It is located in East Asia and has jurisdiction over 22 provinces, 4 directly administered municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special administrative regions. Hong Kong is a special administrative region.

Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire during the first opium war. However, the region came under Japan’s rule at the time of the Pacific War. After this the British Empire recaptured Hong Kong and had controlled it till 1997. After 1997, Hong Kong became a part of China.

Although Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, nothing is going to change for the next 50 years. This only means that everything is the same in Hong Kong as it was when it was part of the British Empire.

Unlike China, people in Hong Kong have more access to western culture. The people have all sorts of freedom when compared to China. Unlike Chinese people, the people in Hong Kong have the freedom to do what they want.

When comparing the differences, Hong Kong still has a free economy. In currency, Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong dollar whereas the yuan currency is used in China.

In language, also one can come across slight differences. English and Chinese are the official languages of Hong Kong. The major difference is that the people in Hong Kong use more of the Cantonese language. Though the Cantonese language is spoken in some parts of China, the more popular language is Mandarin which is the national language.

Hong Kong is situated on the South coast of China and has the South China Sea, Guangdong City and the city of Shenzhen as its boundaries. China borders about 14 nations.

Summary:

1.Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire during the first opium war. However, the region came under Japan’s rule at the time of the Pacific War and later again the British Empire occupied it.
2.After 1997, Hong Kong became a part of China.
3.Unlike China, people in Hong Kong have more access to western culture. The people have all sorts of freedom as compared to China.
4.Unlike the Chinese people, the people in Hong Kong have the freedom to do what they want.
5.In currency, Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong dollar whereas the yuan currency is used in China.


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