That number represents a small fraction of the overall public school population, but is indicative of a 44 percent increase from , when only white children attended public schools. Still, after a decline in expatriate whites following the handover, the city has seen an increase in its white population in the last decade. From to , the number of white residents increased by 60 percent, to 58, from 36, The majority of those whites were from English-speaking countries, including Britain, the United States and Australia. But as of , 16 percent of whites in the city did not speak English at home, according to a government report that cited German-, Italian- and French-speaking residents.
The skyline of Hong Kong Island is famed for its unique arrangement,  with surrounding mountains and Victoria Harbour complementing the rows of skyscrapers along the shore. However, beginning in the s, Hong Kong experienced a general trend of high-rise building construction that has continued to the present. This trend is in large part a result of the city's rugged, mountainous terrain and lack of flat land. Among the buildings built during these years are Hopewell Centre , Bank of China Tower , and Central Plaza , three of the territory's tallest buildings upon their respective dates of completion. Beginning in , Hong Kong entered a second, much larger building boom that lasted until the early s. Unlike previous building trends of the s and early s, many high-rise buildings of the second boom are for residential use due to a surge in demand for luxury housing properties in Hong Kong.
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Jump to navigation. But now that he has got a second bite at the cherry , he is ready to do his best. This is because only the top three rowers would qualify for the Youth Olympic Games to be held from October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As luck would have it, he was given a ticket to the Games after a rower from Uzbekistan pulled out.