Hong Kong

Country Hong Kong
Capital Hong Kong
Continent Asia
Currency Hong Kong dollar(HKD)
Languages Chinese & English

Hong Kong

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Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

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Hong Kong - CIA World Fact Book
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Gas explosion like in Taiwan unlikely here, Hong Kong experts say - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Gas explosion like in Taiwan unlikely here, Hong Kong experts say
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Could the blast that ripped through a street in Taiwan's second city happen in Hong Kong? Local experts say it is unlikely because the city has improved its gas transmission system and leakage detection after a series of accidents in the past. They ...
HK Chief Executive expresses condolences on Taiwan's explosions tragedyShanghai Daily (subscription)

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Hong Kong Buys $2.07 Billion in Week to Defend Currency Peg - Bloomberg

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Buys $2.07 Billion in Week to Defend Currency Peg
Bloomberg
Hong Kong's de facto central bank bought $2.07 billion this week to stop the local currency from strengthening beyond its 31-year-old peg to the greenback. Share listings, dividends and mergers and acquisitions are driving demand, the Hong Kong ...
Hong Kong Ramps Up Intervention to Curb Local CurrencyWall Street Journal
Hong Kong stocks fall despite upbeat China dataMarketWatch
Hong Kong key share index snaps 8-day winning streak, Cheung Kong fallsReuters

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Observatory issues hailstorm warning for Hong Kong on hottest day of the year - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Observatory issues hailstorm warning for Hong Kong on hottest day of the year
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hailstorms may affect Hong Kong later on Friday, the Hong Kong Observatory has warned, after Shenzhen was hit by heavy showers and hail. That could bring a dramatic end to the hottest day of the year, with temperatures having peaked at 34.6 degrees ...

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From the archive, 31 July 1989: Britain and China resume talks on Hong Kong ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

From the archive, 31 July 1989: Britain and China resume talks on Hong Kong ...
The Guardian
Britain and China yesterday agreed to resume talks on transferring Hong Kong sovereignty to Beijing in 1997, after the first official contacts between the two countries since the massacre in Tiananmen Square in June. Mr John Major, in his first task as ...

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Hong Kong aim to spring surprise against tough Uruguay - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Hong Kong aim to spring surprise against tough Uruguay
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Captain Nick Hewson and his forwards will hold the key to Hong Kong's fate in the biggest game in their history against Uruguay in a first-round World Cup repêchage in Montevideo on Saturday (early Sunday morning Hong Kong time). Stand-in head coach ...
Hong Kong opt for settled squad for 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifier versus ...Boxscore
Final line-up for Rugby World Cup 2015 nears completion as four teams prepare ...Insidethegames.biz

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Expat Cuts Hit Hong Kong Luxury Rentals - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Expat Cuts Hit Hong Kong Luxury Rentals
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—The normal summertime surge in demand for high-end apartments in Hong Kong's top neighborhoods was weak again this year as companies changed the way they pay for housing for their expatriate employees and the finance sector ...

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Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong - Variety (blog)

Variety (blog)

Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong
Variety (blog)
The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films, accompanied by filmmakers and festival organizers at the ...
Sundance Film Festival Goes to Hong KongIndie Wire (blog)
Sundance Plans Screenings in Hong KongNew York Times (blog)
Sundance Film Fest Heading to Hong Kong For a New Film SeriesHollywood Reporter
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HK$1800 a high cost to see Argentina play in Hong Kong - South China Morning Post (subscription)

HK$1800 a high cost to see Argentina play in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post (subscription)
"The final ticket price structure is not yet confirmed but we may need to set the highest ticket price at HK$1,800, which is going to be the most expensive ever for a match in Hong Kong," said a source close to the Hong Kong Football Association. "We ...



Beijing and Hong Kong should understand each other's fears - South China Morning Post (subscription)

New Statesman

Beijing and Hong Kong should understand each other's fears
South China Morning Post (subscription)
For years while Hong Kong was under British rule, the populace never demanded democracy in the form of "one man, one vote". People just got on with their lives, making money and raising their families. But today many Hongkongers are pressing for ...
The fight for democracy and liberty in Hong KongNew Statesman
How to Slow Soaring Home Prices: Hong Kong and Singapore's SuccessBusinessweek
MOVES-ANZ appoints Ivy Au Yeung as Hong Kong unit CEOReuters
FinanceAsia
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No suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

No suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong
Inquirer.net
Ko said this in response to a media report that a Hong Kong woman returning from a two-week stay in eastern Kenya had exhibited symptoms of the deadly virus, which has infected more than 1,300 people since the start of the year and killed more than 720 ...

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