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See also: Xiānggǎng


Alternative forms[edit]


From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of Mandarin 香港 (Xiānggǎng)


  • IPA(key): /ʃjɑːŋˈɡɑːŋ/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (rare) Alternative form of Hong Kong (especially in the Chinese English language media)
    • 1981 July, Robert S. B. Watson, “A Look at the British Regimental System”, in Military Review[1], volume LXI, number 7, page 55:
      At the end of that period, it may move to Northern Ireland for two years and then from there to Xianggang for two years, with internal security roles in both places.
    • 1982, Anthony B. Chan, Arming the Chinese[2], Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, →ISBN, page 105:
      Like Shanghai, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, and Yingkou, Guangzhou provided easy access for Western ships entering warlord China. Specifically, Guangzhou with its links to Xianggang was the ideal receiver base for war munitions into south China. Xianggang, in turn, was connected to Portuguese Aomen (Macao) and Manila with its American overseers.
    • 2004, Philip Bowring, International Herald Tribune, April 22, 2004
      The truly politically correct, however, will already be writing Hong Kong not just as one word but as Xianggang. That is the official version in pinyin, mainland China's version of romanization.