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Hong Kong is an industrial city-state in Civilization VI.


Hong Kong's bonuses focus solely on Production Production. Its Suzerain bonus allows players to finish city projects, such as Commercial Hub Investments or Holy Site Prayers, at a 20% discount. There are only a few occasions in which you may want to run multiple city projects back to back, namely running Holy Site Prayers to secure an early religion, early Encampment Training for an early Great General for early war, Theater Square Performances in the mid game to secure as many Great Person Great People as possible, Campus Research Grants and Space Race projects at the end of a Science Victory (which is probably the most important and useful usage of Hong Kong), or Send Aid, which grows in value based on the number of players in the game, thus making Hong Kong change widely from fairly low-priority to fairly high-priority city-state at various points in the game depending on the kind of game you are playing.

Magnificence Catherine de Medici of France excels with Hong Kong, as a late-game cultural push with them will often consist of spamming Court Festival projects in all of France's cities. Brazil is probably the civilization most inclined to take advantage of Hong Kong's bonuses for the same reason as Magnificence Catherine, as a late-game cultural push with them will often consist of spamming Carnival projects in all of Brazil's cities, but Carnival is much more likely to be used earlier in the game. Phoenicia can also take Suzerainty of Hong Kong to more quickly finish their Move Capital project.

Civilopedia entry[]

A city-state in its truest form for 99 years, Hong Kong (meaning “Fragrant Harbor”) is a great port on the Chinese coast. Now home to more than seven million residents, the island of Hong Kong and its mainland territory were once the site of numerous small settlements, including those constructed by foreign merchants. In fact, trade and commerce are the sole reason Hong Kong exists.

During the Jin dynasty, the village on the island evolved into a regional trading center thanks to its sheltered harbor and nearby salt production. During the 300-year Tang dynasty, Hong Kong flourished as an international port; the Tuen Mun district became a major naval base. In 1513 AD the Portuguese Jorge Álvares arrived, opening trade with Europe. But under the Ming dynasty Haijin edict (closed-door policy), the city began to fade. Until the British took a (heavy) hand.

During the reign of the Chinese Qing dynasty in the 19th Century, relations with England degenerated amidst growing concern over the importation of Indian opium into China. Britain had hoped to offset its increasingly expensive tea trade from China by exporting ever greater amounts of opium from India into China. However, the Qing rulers objected, and attempted to seize incoming opium shipments, thus inciting the Opium Wars in 1839.

After many years of conflict, the Treaty of Nanking provided the United Kingdom with various spoils, including a 99-year lease on Hong Kong. Prospering as a British colony for a century, Hong Kong was finally returned to China in 1997, after a peaceful transfer of power. Despite the avowed communism of the People's Republic, Hong Kong maintains a semi-autonomous system of government that supports free trade, and the city remains one of civilization’s financial hubs.


  • Hong Kong's city-state symbol is a flower of the Hong Kong orchid tree, which appears on Hong Kong's flag. Interestingly, the stars representing it as sovereign territory of the People's Republic of China have been removed.
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