(Hongkong). For current information see CIA World Factbook. Former Brit. crown colony SE China. Area: ca. 400 sq. mi. (mostly Chinese). Official language: Eng. Came under Brit. control in 19th c.; occupied by Jap. 1941; reoccupied by Brit. 1945. Christian groups have included RCs (claim more than 200,000) and many Prots. The Lutheran ChurchHong Kong Synod, an outgrowth of LCMS miss. work, was organized 1976. See also Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, The, VII 14.
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