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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Opinion: Hong Kong's rich-government, poor-growth economy - MarketWatch

MarketWatch

Opinion: Hong Kong's rich-government, poor-growth economy
MarketWatch
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — If governments' were ranked simply on making profits, Hong Kong should be consistently getting top marks, as its financial secretary unveiled another bumper budget surplus of 64 billion Hong Kong dollars ($8.25 billion) last ...
Hong Kong arrests after protest against mainland touristsBBC News
Dozens arrested in Hong Kong amid protests over China mainland shoppersThe Guardian
Hong Kong arrests 38 as anti-China protesters scuffle with policeReuters
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Hong Kong in world's top 10 most expensive cities to live for first time in ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong in world's top 10 most expensive cities to live for first time in ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The high cost of basic food items like bread and milk, coupled with a stronger US dollar, has pushed Hong Kong into the top 10 most expensive places to live in the world for the first time since 2003, according to a new survey. But the city's cheap ...
Singapore is world's most expensive city followed by Paris, Sydney, Hong KongLivemint

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Hong Kong Shares Edge Toward Seven-Year High - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Shares Edge Toward Seven-Year High
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—After spending months in the shadow of mainland Chinese stocks, Hong Kong shares are shining again. A 4.7% rise so far this year through Tuesday's close is taking the benchmark Hang Seng Index toward a nearly seven-year high.
Hong Kong shares end lowerHindu Business Line
Hong Kong stocks close 0.74% lowerEconomic Times
Hong Kong shares edge up after China rate cutReuters
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Hong Kong Airlines in Talks to Sell Stake to Investor - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Airlines in Talks to Sell Stake to Investor
Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong Airlines International Holdings Ltd. is in talks to sell a stake in itself to a strategic investor, people with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday, delaying the short-haul carrier's plans to list in the city in coming months. The carrier ...
Hong Kong Airlines delays dual currency IPO after application lapsesReuters
Hong Kong Airlines' dual-currency IPO application lapsesSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong Air Delays IPO After Application LapsesAirwise
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Hong Kong mortgage rules tightened yet again in bid to cool housing market - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong mortgage rules tightened yet again in bid to cool housing market
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Homebuyers will find it tougher to get a mortgage after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) further tightened the lending rules - just three days after unleashing an earlier round of mortgage-tightening measures in an attempt to cool down the ...

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Luxury shopping hub Hong Kong records worst retail sales since SARS - Economic Times

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Luxury shopping hub Hong Kong records worst retail sales since SARS
Economic Times
Big spending mainland Chinese shoppers are avoiding Hong Kong after protests shut down key parts of the city for two and a half months at the end of last year. China's slowing economy and anti-graft campaign have also changed consumption patterns.
Hong Kong retail sales plunge 14 per cent in January, biggest drop since Sars ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong January Retail Sales Decline More Than ExpectedNasdaq

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Haruki Murakami Says Hong Kong Protests Won't Be in Vain - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Haruki Murakami Says Hong Kong Protests Won't Be in Vain
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Author Haruki Murakami on Monday expressed support for the prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong and said they had “definitely transformed” world-wide views even if they didn't bring immediate change. The comment by the prominent author was made on ...
Japan Novelist Haruki Murakami Says Hong Kong Democracy Protests Not in VainNDTV
Haruki Murakami tells disappointed Hong Kong youth: Occupy protests were 'not ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Japan novelist Murakami says Hong Kong democracy protests not in vainThe Straits Times

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Hong Kong policeman punched nine times in Chungking Mansions attack ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong policeman punched nine times in Chungking Mansions attack ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A video clip shows the officer approached a man wearing a green and black jacket – later identified by police as a 35-year-old Hong Kong identity card holder – when he banged the shop's glass security screen. In the 27-second clip, the officer was ...

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Hong Kong compete in 'boring' ultramarathon - BBC News

BBC News

Hong Kong compete in 'boring' ultramarathon
BBC News
Hundreds of runners have competed in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultramarathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring". The 50km (31 mile) HK Ultramarathon saw competitors cover the same stretch of road 25 times. Nestor Wong won the event ...

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'Jasmine' Looks To Thrill Audiences At Hong Kong Film Festival – Trailer - Deadline.com

'Jasmine' Looks To Thrill Audiences At Hong Kong Film Festival – Trailer
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EXCLUSIVE: Jasmine is a psychological thriller from Shanghai Street Films that has been selected as part of the official lineup at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. It will have its world premiere on March 25 there. A Hong Kong-U.S. co ...

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