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Total population (millions)6.9
Life expectancy at birth (years)81.6
GDP per capita (PPP US$)27,179
Adult literacy rate (% age 15 and above)93.5
Combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrolment ratio (%)74

On 1 July 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese Sovereignty. Hong Kong continues to have a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign affairs and defence, which are the responsibility of the Chinese Government.

Hong Kong's economy is dominated by the service industry, accounting for 85% of GDP. Tourism and trade is driving growth in the country. Hong Kong is the tenth largest trading economy in the world.

The most recent Human Development Report ranks Hong Kong at 22, with a high human development rating status. The Human Development Index (HDI) value is 0.916, compared to the HDI of the UK which is 0.939.

WER works in Hong Kong with: Christian Action.

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These are our current projects in HONG KONG:

Migrant Workers

Young workers leave home to escape poverty hoping for brighter opportunities elsewhere. Many of these young women are leaving families in order to send money back home. Often their dreams do not become a reality and sadly many are exploited and abused.

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The factual information on each of the countries has been published in the United Nations Human Development Report 2005. Please refer to this document for more comprehensive information.

The FCO also provides detailed country profiles, explaining the history and politics of each of the countries. (FCO web site)