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New Kowloon (Chinese: 新九龍; Cantonese IPA: /sɐn55 kɐʊ35 ləʊŋ11/, Jyutping: san1 gau2 lung4, Mandarin Pinyin: Xīn Jiǔlóng) is an area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, bounded in the south by Boundary Street, and in the north by the ranges of the Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Tate's Cairn and Kowloon Peak. It covers the present-day Kwun Tong and Wong Tai Sin districts, and part of Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City districts. This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet. ... Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yuèpÄ«n; Yale: yuhtpÄ«ng; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Pinyin (拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: JiÇ”lóng; lit. ... Boundary Street is a three-lane one-way street in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Historically it marked the boundary between the southern part of Kowloon, ceded by Qing China to Great Britain in 1860, and the northern part of Kowloon ( New Kowloon), which remained part of China until it was leased... Lion Rock, or less formally, Lion Rock Hill, is a famous hill in Hong Kong. ... Beacon Hill is a hill in the Kowloon Tong area of Hong Kongs Kowloon peninsula. ... Kowloon Peak or Fei Ngor Shan or Fei Ngo Shan (飛鵞山) is a peak at the northeast corner of New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong (觀塘; originally 官塘; Jyutping: gwun1 tong4; Cantonese IPA: ) is an area in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sham Shui Po (深水埗; pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4, Yale: sam seuí bouh; lit. ... Kowloon City (九龍城, Pinyin: Jiu3long2cheng2) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...

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History

Historically, the part of Kowloon south of Boundary Street was ceded from Qing China to Britain in 1860 by the Convention of Peking; however the part of Kowloon north of Boundary Street (later known as New Kowloon) remained part of China until it was leased as part of the New Territories to Britain in 1898 for 99 years by the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory (a.k.a. the Second Convention of Peking). The area of New Kowloon was defined by law in 1937 to expand the room for urban development. Boundary Street is a three-lane one-way street in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Historically it marked the boundary between the southern part of Kowloon, ceded by Qing China to Great Britain in 1860, and the northern part of Kowloon ( New Kowloon), which remained part of China until it was leased... The Qing Dynasty (Manchu: daicing gurun; Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: ching chao), sometimes known as the Manchu Dynasty, was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China expanded into China proper and the surrounding territories of Inner Asia, establishing... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... The Convention of Peking (October 18, 1860), also known as the First Convention of Peking, was a treaty between the Qing Government of China and the British Empire, and between China and France, and China and Russia. ... The New Territories (Chinese: 新界, Pinyin: Xīnjiè) is the area of land in Hong Kong, north of the Kowloon peninsula, south of Shenzhen He / Shum Chun River (深圳河) and Hong Kongs outlying islands (including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau), leased from Qing China to Britain in... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Aka can refer to the following meanings: Aka is an initialism for Also Known As. ... The Convention of Peking (October 18, 1860), also known as the First Convention of Peking, was a treaty between the Qing Government of China and the British Empire, and between China and France, and China and Russia. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Current situations

In modern day conversations, New Kowloon is no longer regarded as part of the New Territories, but as an part of the Kowloon urban area on both sides of Boundary Street. Although the legal definitions of Kowloon, New Kowloon and New Territories remain unchanged. On July 1, 1997, the territories on both sides of Boundary Street (ceded and leased respectively) were transferred to the People's Republic of China, along with the rest of Hong Kong. The New Territories (Chinese: 新界, Pinyin: Xīnjiè) is the area of land in Hong Kong, north of the Kowloon peninsula, south of Shenzhen He / Shum Chun River (深圳河) and Hong Kongs outlying islands (including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau), leased from Qing China to Britain in... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

  • History of Hong Kong

This article details the history of Hong Kong. ...

External links

  • Definition of New Kowloon in the Laws of Hong Kong as defined in 1937, Cap 1 SCHED 5, Hong Kong Laws.
  • Mondophoto.net - 579 Public Domain photos of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and New Kowloon

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New Kowloon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
Territories north of Boundary Street (later known as New Kowloon) remained part of China until it was leased as part of the New Territories to Britain in 1898 for 99 years by the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory (also known as the Second Convention of Peking).
In practice, area south of the Kowloon ranges stretching from Lei Yue Mun strait in the east to Mei Foo Sun Chuen in the west -- that is, both Kowloon and New Kowloon -- are known collectively as Kowloon.
New Kowloon is no longer regarded as part of the New Territories, but as a part of the Kowloon urban area on both sides of Boundary Street.
New Guinea, Trust Territory of: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1042 words)
The New Territories were leased from Qing China to Britain in 1898 for 99 years in the Second Convention of Peking (The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory).
Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain in 1841 and Kowloon south of Boundary Street and Stonecutters Island in 1860.
New Kowloon covers the entirety of the Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong districts, as well as the mainland portion of the Sham Shui Po District (i.e.
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