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 bound? Here's everything you need to know about its history - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Hong Kong bound? Here's everything you need to know about its history
Hindustan Times
Modern-day Hong Kong is best known for its sprawl of skyscrapers, a bustling financial hub off the southern coast of mainland China and a regional conduit for trade. But the territory was once a quiet backwater of rural hamlets and fishing communities ...
How China changed Hong Kong: views from the cityThe Guardian
A City Apart: Hong Kong Marks 20 Years of Chinese RuleTIME
China makes its military more visible in Hong KongCNN
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Hong Kong 20th Anniversary: Portraits from Settler Society - TIME

TIME

Hong Kong 20th Anniversary: Portraits from Settler Society
TIME
The British establishment left Hong Kong when, at the stroke of midnight on June 30, 1997, it ceased to be a colony. Many Britons, however, did not leave. Neither did members of the historic Hong Kong communities that would not have existed except for ...

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Artists bring Hong Kong's past to life in miniatures - CNN

CNN

Artists bring Hong Kong's past to life in miniatures
CNN
"I took a lot of time researching, finding old photos, interviewing, sourcing materials and talking to people who used to live [on Lamma Island] to make sure we got everything right," Lai says in his new Hong Kong workshop, which he shares with fellow ...



Hong Kong's second board plumbs record lows amid market jitters - Economic Times

Economic Times

Hong Kong's second board plumbs record lows amid market jitters
Economic Times
Shares leading the declines on Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) had been included in a report by activist shareholder David Webb six weeks ago titled "The Enigma Network: 50 stocks not to own". WLS Holdings, which had a market value of ...
Hong Kong small-caps still hurting after Tuesday tumultFinancial Times
Hong Kong small-caps crash on delisting speculationNikkei Asian Review

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The last Hong Kong governor: Chris Patten on 20 years after the handover - video - The Guardian

The Guardian

The last Hong Kong governor: Chris Patten on 20 years after the handover - video
The Guardian
Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, handed the former colony back to China on 1 July 1997 to be ruled with a degree of autonomy under a system called “one country, two systems”. Anger at China's refusal to grant genuine democracy to the former ...



'Enigma Network' Rocks Hong Kong Markets With Sudden 90% Losses - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

'Enigma Network' Rocks Hong Kong Markets With Sudden 90% Losses
Bloomberg
But suddenly that phrase is sending shock waves across Hong Kong equities, in an unexpected culmination of one man's campaign to train a spotlight on the market's darkest corners. His name is David Webb -- and if investors ignored him until now, they ...



PHOTOS: The Peak on Hong Kong island - The Denver Post

The Denver Post

PHOTOS: The Peak on Hong Kong island
The Denver Post
In this June 7, 2017, photo, a general view from Victoria Peak is seen in Hong Kong. Once known as Victoria after the British queen, Hong Kong island's waterfront formed the core of the British settlement after Hong Kong island was handed over as a ...

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Hong Kong wealth gap at its widest in decades as handover anniversary nears - Reuters

Reuters

Hong Kong wealth gap at its widest in decades as handover anniversary nears
Reuters
Hong Kong had 4,080 ultra high-net worth individuals in 2016, the report said, but mainland China has more than three times that number and many of them have bought property in the territory. Despite government efforts to alleviate poverty, the city ...

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Tough shore leave rules for Chinese navy personnel during Liaoning's Hong Kong visit - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Tough shore leave rules for Chinese navy personnel during Liaoning's Hong Kong visit
South China Morning Post
But this time, Wan Chai, a region of Hong Kong Island famous for its bars and restaurants – and which has been profiting and thriving for decades from business provided by sailors from visiting ships – would be unlikely to see faces from the Liaoning.

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When will Hong Kong's next Octopus moment occur? - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

When will Hong Kong's next Octopus moment occur?
South China Morning Post
“For Hong Kong, science and technology development has gone through different phases in the past 20 years,” said Albert Wong Hak-keung, the chief executive at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. “We've transformed from focusing on ...
Revisiting My Hong Kong, 20 Years After the British LeftNew York Times

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