Population of Hong Kong

Most of Hong Kong’s population is Chinese. The city’s inhabitants come from the surrounding provinces or from families who came to Hong Kong after the Communists took over China in 1949. In the 1970s and 80s thousands of Vietnamese fled their home country after the Vietnam War and came to Hong Kong. Most people speak Cantonese, a southern Chinese language, and English.

Vietnamese boat people arriving in Hong Kong in 1989
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