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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Goldman Sachs: Hong Kong property cruising for a bruising - CNBC

CNBC

Goldman Sachs: Hong Kong property cruising for a bruising
CNBC
Hong Kong's residential property prices may remain stubbornly high for now, but one big headwind could send prices down as much as 20 percent over the next two years, Goldman Sachs said. In a note on Thursday, the bank said it saw "tough conditions of ...
Goldman Sees 20% Decline in Hong Kong Home PricesBloomberg

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The question Hong Kong must consider now: what will happen after 2047? - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The question Hong Kong must consider now: what will happen after 2047?
South China Morning Post
Independence for Hong Kong, we are told, is impossible. Notwithstanding, in 30 years, Hong Kong will find itself in one of four potential scenarios: first, and most optimistically, all the freedoms and rights afforded to individuals and government ...
Hong Kong's Short SqueezeWall Street Journal
'Beijing is almost certainly at work,' says Reporters Without Borders in HK press freedom reportHong Kong Free Press
Hong Kong To Retain Anti-Parallel Trading MeasuresTax-news.com
Business Standard -Nikkei Asian Review
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More Relatives of Chinese Leaders Found to Have Hong Kong IDs - Voice of America

Voice of America

More Relatives of Chinese Leaders Found to Have Hong Kong IDs
Voice of America
More relatives of current and former Chinese political leaders have been found to be Hong Kong residents, according to the latest batch of leaked Panama Papers. According to Ming Pao, a Hong Kong newspaper, among the "Hong Kong princelings" are Li ...

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China, Hong Kong shares drop as commodity market corrects - Reuters

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China, Hong Kong shares drop as commodity market corrects
Reuters
Hong Kong market poised to fall for 5th straight day. * Energy, resource shares lead declines. SHANGHAI, May 6 China stocks dropped nearly 2 percent on Friday morning, erasing this week's gains as the market's rebound since early March risks ...
China, Hong Kong shares dropHerald Sun

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China's Yuan Policy a Rare Bright Spot for Hong Kong Retail - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

China's Yuan Policy a Rare Bright Spot for Hong Kong Retail
Bloomberg
“It will help perhaps put a floor in terms of retail sales," said Sandy Mehta, chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based advisory firm Value Investment Principals Ltd. The U.S. dollar's slump this year will bring some respite to retailers, “but ...

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Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops over paper handbag offerings - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops over paper handbag offerings
South China Morning Post
The brand drew criticism last week after it took its battle against fake goods to a new level – by sending letters to funeral shopkeepers in Hong Kong warning them to stop selling paper Gucci replicas, which they said infringed on Gucci's trademark ...

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KFC Unveils Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish In Hong Kong - NPR

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KFC Unveils Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish In Hong Kong
NPR
Finger-lickin' good? KFC in Hong Kong is marketing edible nail polish that tastes like — wait for it — chicken. "Yes, it is actually a real thing," the agency running the campaign tells The New York Times.
KFC Hong Kong makes 'finger lickin' good' chicken-flavoured nail polishStuff.co.nz
KFC Is Offering Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish in Hong Kong, For Some Terrible ReasonJezebel
KFC In Hong Kong Is Selling Fried Chicken-Flavored Nail PolishTech Times
TeenVogue.com -International Business Times UK -The Drum
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Unicef: Hong Kong mothers need more support - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Unicef: Hong Kong mothers need more support
South China Morning Post
A Unicef Hong Kong survey found that 40 per cent of mothers in the city have had an unpleasant experience while breastfeeding in a public place, with as many as 90 per cent saying they've been stared at and 30 per cent saying they have been asked to ...
40% of breastfeeding mothers in HK have had unpleasant experiences in public – surveyHong Kong Free Press

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Hong Kong retail figures ring up worst quarterly performance since 1999 - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong retail figures ring up worst quarterly performance since 1999
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's retail business has taken a severe beating, with first-quarter sales plunging 12.5 per cent in a worrying reflection of the economic impact of mainland visitors spending less. It was the poorest first-quarter performance since 1999, when a ...
Hong Kong Mar Retail Sales Fall More Than ForecastHellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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Living the dream: coach says Hong Kong's girls tennis team can become pros after stunning march to World Junior Finals - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Living the dream: coach says Hong Kong's girls tennis team can become pros after stunning march to World Junior Finals
South China Morning Post
“Facing the media makes us much more nervous than being on the court,” says Cody, as the girls devolve into fits of giggles at the Hong Kong Tennis Association's training facility in Kowloon Tsai Sports Ground. The 14-year-olds beat the top three seeds ...