Pray for: Hong Kong

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Population: 7,552,800
% Urban: 100 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 12.3 %
Official Language: Chinese and English (about 38% speak English); Cantonese is the established local dialect, but Putonghua (Mandarin) is increasingly common and influential
Languages: 0
Literacy Rate: 97 %
HDI Ranking: 4 / 189
% Christian: 12.4 %
% Evangelical: 6.1 %
Largest Religion: Chinese
% Largest Religion: 59.6 %
People Groups: 24
Least Reached People Groups: 10
% Unevangelized: 17 %

Hong Kong

Title: Hong Kong

Tier: 1

Type: country

The massive protests and ensuing violence in Hong Kong were possibly the most prominent world news story of 2019. This special administrative region was torn by intensifying demonstrations against proposed legal changes and alleged police brutality against the protestors. By 2021, the relentless squeeze by the PRC appears to have effectively ended the battle for Hong Kong’s freedom. Christians in Hong Kong were divided about the protests and about Hong Kong’s relationship with both the West and China. Yet we have seen in China itself that ruthless regimes cannot stop the growth of the Church. Pray that amidst great turmoil, believers might love one another and display unity in Christ. May Jesus be glorified in Hong Kong!

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.