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A207 PDFTitle:ORDER OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA NO. 221Gazette Number:
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ORDER OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
NO. 221

It is hereby promulgated that in accordance with the Decision of the National People's Congress on the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on 4 April 1990, the map of the administrative division of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China was approved at the 56th Executive Meeting of the State Council on 7 May 1997.
    Enclosure: Description of the boundary of the administrative division of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
LI Peng
Premier
1 July 1997

Enclosure:

Description of the Boundary of the Administrative Division
of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
of the People's Republic of China

The boundary comprises a land and sea sector.

I. The Land Sector

The land sector comprises three sections as follows:

(1) Sha Tau Kok Town
1. The boundary starts at the eastern corner of the base of the Sha Tau Kok pier ("Point 1", Latitude 22o32'37.21" North, Longitude 114o13'34.85" East). From there, it runs directly to the mouth of the ditch running along the eastern side of San Lau Street. It then follows the centre line of the ditch, as far as the point where that line meets the centre line of Chung Ying Street ("Point 2", Latitude 22o32'45.42" North, Longitude 114o13'32.40" East).
2. From Point 2, the boundary follows the centre line of Chung Ying Street as far as the point where that line meets the centre line of Bubu Street ("Point 3", Latitude 22o32'52.26" North, Longitude 114o13'36.91" East).
3. From Point 3, the boundary follows a straight line to the western tip of the base of the foundation of Sha Tau Kok River Bridge in the middle of the river ("Point 4", Latitude 22o32'52.83" North, Longitude 114o13'36.86" East).

(2) Sha Tau Kok Town to Pak Kung Au

From Point 4, the boundary runs upstream along the centre line of the Sha Tau Kok River and thence along the bottom line of the valley east of Pak Kung Au until it reaches the middle of the Pak Kung Au saddle point ("Point 5", Latitude 22o33'23.49" North, Longitude 114o12'24.25" East).

(3) Pak Kung Au to the Mouth of the Shenzhen River
    The boundary runs from Point 5 along the bottom line of the main valley west of Pak Kung Au as far as the source of the Shenzhen River at Pak Kung Au. It continues along the centre line of the Shenzhen River to the mouth of the river at Shenzhen Bay (otherwise known as Deep Bay).
    After the realignment of the Shenzhen River, the boundary will follow the new centre line of the river.

    II. The Sea Sector

    The sea sector comprises three sections as follows:

    (1) Shenzhen Bay

    From the mouth of the Shenzhen River, the boundary runs along the middle of the southern navigable channel as far as Beacon 84 (otherwise known as "B" Beacon) ("Point 6", Latitude 22o30'36.23" North, Longitude 113o59'42.20" East). From there, it follows straight lines in sequence through the following two points:
    1. Beacon 83 (otherwise known as "A" Beacon) in Shenzhen Bay ("Point 7", Latitude 22o28'20.49" North, Longitude 113o56'52.10" East); and
    2. "Point 8", (Latitude 22o25'43.7" North, Longitude 113o52'08.8" East), defined as the point where the line between Point 7 and Dongjiaozui at the southernmost tip of Neilingding Island intersects the meridian line of Longitude 113o52'08.8" East.

    (2) Southern Sea Section

    From Point 8, the boundary follows a series of straight lines sequentially through the following thirteen points.
    1. The boundary first runs southwards along the meridian line of Longitude 113o52'08.8" East until it reaches Latitude 22o20' North ("Point 9", Latitude 22o20' North, Longitude 113o52'08.8" East). The boundary runs thence in sequence to:
    2. "Point 10" (Latitude 22o16'23.2" North, Longitude 113o50'50.6" East), defined as the point one nautical mile northwest of the most northerly point on the coastline of Tai O;
    3. "Point 11" (Latitude 22o16'03.8" North, Longitude 113o50'20.4" East), defined as the point one nautical mile northwest of the most westerly point on the coastline of Tai O;
    4. "Point 12" (Latitude 22o14'21.4" North, Longitude 113o49'35.0" East), defined as the point one nautical mile northwest of the tip of the protruding point on the Lantau coastline southwest of Kai Kung Shan;
    5. "Point 13" (Latitude 22o13'01.4" North, Longitude 113o49'01.6" East), defined as the point one nautical mile west of the most westerly point on Kai Yet Kok off Lantau Island;
    6. "Point 14" (Latitude 22o11'01.9" North, Longitude 113o49'56.6" East), defined as the point one nautical mile southwest of the most southwesterly point on the coastline at Fan Lau Kok on Lantau Island;
    7. "Point 15" (Latitude 22o08'33.1" North, Longitude 113o53'47.6" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the most southerly point on the coastline of Tai A Chau in the Soko Islands and the tip of the protruding point at Yinjiaozui on the northern coastline of Dazhizhou;
    8. "Point 16" (Latitude 22o08'12.2" North, Longitude 113o55'20.6" East), defined as the point one nautical mile south of the most southerly point on the coastline of Tau Lo Chau in the Soko Islands;
    9. "Point 17" (Latitude 22o08'54.5" North, Longitude 113o56'22.4" East), defined as the eastern point of intersection between the parallel of Latitude 22o08'54.5" North and an arc sector of one nautical mile radius centred on the most southerly point on the coastline of Tau Lo Chau in the Soko Islands;
    10. "Point 18" (Latitude 22o08'54.5" North, Longitude 114o14'09.6" East), defined as the western point of intersection between the parallel of Latitude 22o08'54.5" North and an arc sector of one nautical mile radius centred on the most southwesterly point on the coastline of Mat Chau in the Po Toi Islands;
    11. "Point 19" (Latitude 22o08'18.8" North, Longitude 114o15'18.6" East), defined as the point one nautical mile due south of Nam Kok Tsui on Po Toi Island;
    12. "Point 20" (Latitude 22o08'54.5" North, Longitude 114o17'02.4" East), defined as the eastern point of intersection between the parallel of Latitude 22o08'54.5" North and an arc sector of one nautical mile radius centred on the most southeasterly point at Tai Kok Tau on Po Toi Island;
    13. "Point 21", defined by the coordinates Latitude 22o08'54.5" North, Longitude 114o30'08.8" East.

    (3) Mirs Bay

    From Point 21, the boundary then runs in sequential straight lines through the following ten points, then back to Point 1.
    1. "Point 22", defined by the coordinates Latitude 22o21'54.5" North, Longitude 114o30'08.8" East;
    2. "Point 23" (Latitude 22o28'07.4" North, Longitude 114o27'17.6" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the tip of the protruding point on the coastline north of Daluwan and the beacon on Shek Ngau Chau;
    3. "Point 24" (Latitude 22o32'41.9" North, Longitude 114o27'18.5" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the tip of the protruding point on the coastline southwest of Shuitousha and Kang Lau Shek on Ping Chau Island;
    4. "Point 25" (Latitude 22o33'43.2" North, Longitude 114o26'02.3" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between Chengtoujiao and Chau Mei Kok on Ping Chau Island;
    5. "Point 26" (Latitude 22o34'06.0" North, Longitude 114o19'58.7" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the tip of the protruding point on the coastline at Beizaijiao and the most northerly point on the coastline of Round Island;
    6. "Point 27" (Latitude 22o34'00.0" North, Longitude 114o18'32.7" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the tip of the protruding point on the coastline at Zhengjiaozui and the most easterly point on the coastline at Kai Kung Tau on Crooked Island;
    7. "Point 28" (Latitude 22o33'55.8" North, Longitude 114o16'33.7" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the tip of the protruding point on the coastline at Tangyuanchong and the most northerly point on the coastline of Crooked Island;
    8. "Point 29" (Latitude 22o33'20.6" North, Longitude 114o14'55.2" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the point where the stream south of Enshang meets the sea and Cheung Pai Tau;
    9. "Point 30" (Latitude 22o33'02.6" North, Longitude 114o14'13.4" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line between the point where the stream at Guanluxia meets the sea and Sam Kuk Tsui; and
    10. "Point 31" (Latitude 22o32'37.2" North, Longitude 114o14'01.1" East), defined as the mid-point of a straight line running due east from Point 1 to the opposite shoreline.

    Note: The above geographical co-ordinates are represented by WGS84.