'''Hong Kong''' is one of the cities visited by JC Denton in ''Deus Ex''.
From 1841 to 1997, Hong Kong was under the control of the United Kingdom. The handover event is referenced by the Luminous Path Triad in their compound code.
In the 2050s, the Chinese government remained the only one to keep itself completely autonomous from United Nations control (free from control of Majestic-12). Hong Kong became a success of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laissez-faire_capitalism laissez-faire capitalism during British control in the 20th century and retains a great degree of independence under Chinese authority. The business-friendly environment encouraged Page Industries to set up office and a Universal Constructor in the city. The mix of free business and harsh laws in Mainland China has led Hong Kong to develop a lucrative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_market black market.
In 2051, the Hong Kong authorities installed acoustic sensors in the inner city, designed to detect gunfire and alert military police to any armed disturbances. In response, the Triads turned in a more intensive use of sword fighting with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao dao and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_arts martial arts, funding major research operations to create Dragon's Tooth Sword|high-tech hand-to-hand weapons immune to the acoustic sensors.
In 2052, a major triad war for possession of the city center has erupted between the traditional triad of the city, the Luminous Path and its rival, the Red Arrow. Assassinations, bombings and terrorist acts are said to be at an all-time high. The main victims of this triad war have been the small businessmen
and entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. These merchants have long paid protection to one triad or the other. However because of the war, a merchant who is affiliated with one triad now faces sabotage and harassment from the other.
Furthermore, protection fees are going up, as the Triads seek funds to counter their losses from the conflict. The Chinese government interference in the Triad war is unlikely as long as the international corporations and government agencies remain outside the conflict. Hong Kong civic authorities have stepped up the military police presence in the streets. However, the military police are largely in the employ of the Triads. While the police will sometimes take action to protect tourists and foreign businessmen, they do nothing to interfere between the Triads and ordinary citizens, but the international conglomerates that compose the core of Hong Kong's economy seem largely untouched by the violence.
*Hong Kong Canals
*Hong Kong VersaLife facility
*Maggie Chow's apartment
*Old China Hand
*Queen's Tower Luxury Suites
*Tracer Tong's laboratory
*Wan Chai Market
*Chinese military police
HongKongWanChai.png|Wan Chai Market
Hongkongcanals.jpg|Hong Kong Canals
Canals.png|Entrance to the Old China Hand
HongKongLuminousPathRedArrow.png|A fight between the Luminous Path and the Red Arrow
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