Category:Special administrative regions of China

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English: Special administrative regions (特別行政區/特别行政区 tèbiéxíngzhèngqū) (SARs) are local administrative regions enjoying a high degree of autonomy under the One country, two systems arrangement, and come directly under the Central People's Government, as provided in the articles 12 of both basic laws of the two SARs. Unlike provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, whose legal basis is provided for in Article 30 of the 1982 Constitution that governs administrative divisions, special administrative regions are provided for in Article 31 in anticipation of the retrocession of Hong Kong and Macau. The two SARs were established in 1997 and 1999 when the sovereignty of the two entities was transferred (from the United Kingdom and Portugal respectively) to the People's Republic of China.
Español: Las antiguas colonias europeas de Hong Kong y Macao mantienen una gran autonomía como regiones administrativas especiales, conservando su propio sistema económico y judicial, además de muchas características propias de estados independientes, como su propia moneda, dominio de Internet, prefijo telefónico, bandera, etc.


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.



  • Macau(41 C, 2 P, 645 F)