English translation: "it couldn't even do without a select colony of..."
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06:49 Nov 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase:Por tener (conjunction)
Hong Kong contaba con X, Y, Z. POR TENER, Hong Kong tenía incluso una selecta colonia de estranjeros dedicada a la exportación.
I don't know how to translate the conjunction POR TENER. This is all the context I've got.