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Pearl of the Orient—Bright and Sunny
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  • High-rise buildings dominate the skyline of Central
  • The construction site of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on July 27, 2016. The project consists of a series of bridges and tunnels crossing the Lingdingyang Channel that will connect Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai on the Chinese mainland. When completed, it will shorten transportation time from Zhuhai and Macao to Hong Kong from one hour on land and three hours by ship to 20-30 minutes
  • An aerial photo of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, which was built at the end of the runway of the former Kai Tak Airport
  • People take a walk on the Lugard Road on Victoria Peak, the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, on May 2
  • People walk past a graffiti wall on the Hollywood Road in Central on May 11
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Photos by Xinhua, edited by Lu Yan

Since China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, in 1997, the special administrative region has enjoyed constant economic growth and rising international prestige. It maintains an important role as an international financial, cultural and innovative hub, attracting high-caliber personnel from all over the world to study, work and live colorful lives.

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