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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Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong - BBC News

BBC News

Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong
BBC News
Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city. Criminal investigators from Sri Lanka are believed to have visited Hong Kong looking for ...
Hong Kong asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden 'in fear' after reports Sri Lankan agents travelled to city to ...South China Morning Post
Refugees who harboured US whistleblower Snowden 'sought by Sri Lankan police in Hong Kong'Hong Kong Free Press
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyerDaily Mail

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Jet Airways, Hong Kong Airlines enter codeshare pact - Economic Times

Economic Times

Jet Airways, Hong Kong Airlines enter codeshare pact
Economic Times
As part of the reciprocal agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code “9W” on Hong Kong Airlines' flights operating between Hong Kong and Okinawa and Tokyo in Japan; Denpasar in Indonesia; Hanoi in Vietnam; Bangkok in Thailand; and Auckland ...

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We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future - The Guardian

The Guardian

We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future
The Guardian
Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, clearly states that the chief executive should be selected “by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures”. In 2007, Beijing ...
Top China Equity Fund Says Hong Kong Is Best Place to Make MoneyBloomberg
Hong Kong stocks end weaker after Fed minutes, profit-takingEconomic Times
Factional Struggle in Beijing Will Sway Hong Kong Leader ElectionsThe Epoch Times
South China Morning Post -Hong Kong Free Press
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Tesla Faces Life After Subsidies In Hong Kong, 'Beacon City' For Electric Cars - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Tesla Faces Life After Subsidies In Hong Kong, 'Beacon City' For Electric Cars
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Hong Kong has been a playground for Teslas. They are literally everywhere in the tiny territory, thanks to a generous tax subsidy for electric cars. That is all changing. The Hong Kong government announced this week it has capped the tax waiver below ...
Hong Kong budget fails to address pension savings issueAsian Investor (registration)
Hong Kong moves to increase housing supplyThe Construction Index

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Observers: Hong Kong Police Protesters Took Wrong Side of Justice - Voice of America

Voice of America

Observers: Hong Kong Police Protesters Took Wrong Side of Justice
Voice of America
More than 30,000 current and former police officers in Hong Kong took to the streets late Wednesday night, in a show of support for colleagues who were recently convicted of assaulting an activist during the 2014 Occupy protests. The mass ...
Should there be new laws protecting Hong Kong police from abuse ...South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Police Hold Rally Over Sentencing of Colleagues for ...Newsweek
'Reclaim our dignity': Hong Kong police unions seek to criminalise insulting officersHong Kong Free Press

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Donald Tsang's downfall leaves Hong Kong law in the dock - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Donald Tsang's downfall leaves Hong Kong law in the dock
South China Morning Post
Five years ago, legal experts recommended Hong Kong tighten the screws on corruption to combat graft involving the chief executive. Despite repeated calls and one chief executive now behind bars, there are still no imminent changes on the horizon.
Former Hong Kong Leader Donald Tsang Sentenced to 20 Months in JailWall Street Journal (subscription)
Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assaultBBC News
Hong Kong ex-leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruptionAljazeera.com
Telegraph.co.uk -The Guardian
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Hong Kong's land supply for private flats likely to exceed target again in 2017-18 - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's land supply for private flats likely to exceed target again in 2017-18
South China Morning Post
Lau Chun-kong, head of the valuation department at JLL, said the recent increase in land prices showed developers were desperate to replenish their land banks. “It is still hard for home seekers to buy flats in the private sector,” he said. “The ...

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Options to rent or buy Hong Kong flats aimed at keeping residents - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Options to rent or buy Hong Kong flats aimed at keeping residents
South China Morning Post
The 1,337 families living on Tai Hang Sai Estate would be given the option to rent or purchase flats under the first phase of work, according to the developer, the Hong Kong Settlers Housing Corporation. The corporation, of which Henderson Land ...



Hong Kong Stars to Battle on Sunday at Sha Tin - BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Hong Kong Stars to Battle on Sunday at Sha Tin
BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
The 7-year-old Choisir gelding has posted some of his best performances at 2,000 meters, including a brave second to Maurice in the Longines Hong Kong Cup (GIT) in December. "If he comes out and reproduces his December run, he has a huge chance," ...

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The world's freest economy is slashing its already-low taxes after a $12 billion surplus surprise - Quartz

Quartz

The world's freest economy is slashing its already-low taxes after a $12 billion surplus surprise
Quartz
Thanks to its low and simple taxation, Hong Kong has topped the Heritage Foundation's rankings of the world's freest economies for 23 years in a row. An announcement made yesterday will do nothing to hurt its position. According to forecasts from its ...