Profile : Hong Kong

Region: East Asia
Capital: n/a
Population: 7,167,403
Area: 1 092
GDP per capita: $45600.00
Religions: Local religions 90%, Christian 10%
Languages: Putonghua and English, but Cantonese is widely used.


Hong Kong was siezed by the British after the opium wars of 1840. Last century, rapid growth through liberal economic policies saw it become one of the world's richest cities and the eighth largest economy in the world.

It was returned to China in 1997 under the provision of the Basic Law, which guarantees the maintenance of existing legal, political and economic structures - as well as religious freedom - for the next fifty years.


Prayer Points

  • praise God that after the peaceful return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 the religious freedoms and secular state guaranteed by the Basic Law have been respected.
  • pray for Hong Kong churches as they seek to expand their outreach to students from the mainland, asylum seekers, and African and Muslim South Asian minorities.



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