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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STX Targeting August IPO in Hong Kong (Report) - Variety

Variety

STX Targeting August IPO in Hong Kong (Report)
Variety
Hollywood mini-studio, STX Entertainment is looking at going ahead with its planned IPO in Hong Kong as soon as next month. Hong Kong finance industry sources Monday echoed a report in the South China Morning Post, quoting John Zhao of investor ...
STX Entertainment Eyes August IPO In Hong KongDeadline
STX's Hong Kong IPO Could Come as Soon as August, Says Major InvestorHollywood Reporter

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Hong Kong launches blockchain-based trade finance - Financial Times

Financial Times

Hong Kong launches blockchain-based trade finance
Financial Times
Hong Kong's de facto central bank will go live next month with a blockchain-backed trade finance platform set to link up with 21 banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered. The launch of the system, designed by China's Ping An Group, will be one of ...
How will Hong Kong be affected by the US-China trade war?South China Morning Post
My tasting tour of Hong Kong's hot restaurant sceneToronto Star
Hong Kong-China high speed rail line opens in less than 3 monthsNext Big Future
The Business Times -Breakingviews -Devdiscourse
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Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada
The Guardian
For the past few years, Supun Kellapatha and his wife Nadeeka Dilrukshi, Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong, have tried to make themselves invisible. They go out as little as possible and hardly socialise. He sometimes takes their children, ...



Why battle over qualifications means 100 clinical psychologists in Hong Kong could be out of a job - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Why battle over qualifications means 100 clinical psychologists in Hong Kong could be out of a job
South China Morning Post
As many as 100 practising clinical psychologists risk losing their jobs under a Hong Kong government scheme to regulate various professions in the health care sector as arguments rage over the validity of their qualifications. The long-delayed ...



Four years to realise benefits of 'Greater Bay Area', Hong Kong told, but tax a stumbling block - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Four years to realise benefits of 'Greater Bay Area', Hong Kong told, but tax a stumbling block
South China Morning Post
The secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs also said he felt Hong Kong's relationship with mainland China had improved following conflicts in recent years over everything from democratic development to milk powder. He said social and ...



$1.3 Million for a Tiny Flat? Another Scorching Weekend for Hong Kong Housing - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

$1.3 Million for a Tiny Flat? Another Scorching Weekend for Hong Kong Housing
Bloomberg
Hong Kong to Charge Additional Rates on Unsold Primary Homes. If approved by lawmakers, Lam's proposal will require apartments left unsold for more than six months to be taxed at twice the annual rental income, or about 5 percent of the unit's value.

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Hong Kong engineering body concerned profession's integrity has been compromised by MTR Corp construction ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong engineering body concerned profession's integrity has been compromised by MTR Corp construction ...
South China Morning Post
As a professional body, we are concerned about whether professional integrity has been compromised or traded off for whatever reasons, the Hong Kong branch of ICE said. We are also concerned as to whether such acts could have adversely impacted ...



A secret Hong Kong comes alive at night - Toronto Star

A secret Hong Kong comes alive at night
Toronto Star
It's late at night in Hong Kong's Central District. An ex-pat friend guides me through a wet market, where stalls sell fruit and vegetables during the day. At this time of night, however, the market is deserted, not a soul in sight. Behind one of the ...



Ramshackle subdivided flats in Hong Kong's old buildings are an 'urban ticking time bomb', researchers warn - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Ramshackle subdivided flats in Hong Kong's old buildings are an 'urban ticking time bomb', researchers warn
South China Morning Post
Researchers from the Concerning Grassroots' Housing Rights Alliance and the University of Hong Kong's Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research found that some buildings housed up to six times the number of flats they were designed for, leading ...

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Hong Kong Observatory cancels amber rainstorm warning but wet weather set to make comeback - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Observatory cancels amber rainstorm warning but wet weather set to make comeback
South China Morning Post
The area of low pressure to the east of the Philippines may develop gradually, but its movement in the next few days is uncertain, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The forecast for more rainy weather comes after the Observatory issued the amber ...