Aerial view of Central 俯瞰中環

Ranking among the greatest harbour panoramas in the world, Hong Kong, showed scant trace of what Lord Palmerston described in 1841, as a 'barren rock with nary a house upon it'. Belying the Foreign Secretary's views, here the business district, seen in the 1980s, is largely concealed behind a barricade of showcase architecture with a splendid harbour accommodating ships of all flags.
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