Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China.  It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, and one of the richest due to rapid growth of free markets, having one of the busiest container ports, and low taxes and non-interference from the government.

The British obtained Hong Kong from China in the Opium Wars of 1840-58.  China resumed control again in 1997, and their constitution guarantees Hong Kong can keep their existing legal, political and economic structures for 50 years, including religious freedom.  China is still responsible for their defense and foreign policies under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy.  What remains to happen when this expires in 2047 is unknown.  Hong Kong is currently one of the most open and free societies in Asia.

Hong Kong’s religious makeup is 60% Chinese, 22% non-religious and 12% Christian.  Christians in Hong Kong have a unique opportunity to minister to much of the rest of China and Asia.  Pray that these Christians will be able to provide hope and light, love and truth, to the people of Asia, and that their future will continue to have the freedoms they currently have today.

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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