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 politics - The Economist

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Hong Kong politics
The Economist
THE change in tone in Hong Kong newspapers that are sympathetic to the Communist Party says it all. Once hysterical about the territory's pro-democracy protests, their commentators are now smugly dismissive and condescending. The “Occupy” ...
Fracas Puts Hong Kong Protests in New LightNew York Times
Hong Kong Protesters DivideWall Street Journal
Evicting Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ProtestsThe Atlantic
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Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity - New York Times

New York Times

Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity
New York Times
Word of mouth led to a 2008 cover story featuring her apartment in the Hong Kong magazine Home Journal and to interest from expatriates who wanted to bring Western aesthetics into their Hong Kong homes. “The idea of leaving pipes exposed, beams and ...

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Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in semifinals, Saina ousted - Times of India

Times of India

Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in semifinals, Saina ousted
Times of India
HYDERABAD: It turned out to be a mixed day for the Indians at the Hong Kong Open Super Series in Kowloon on Friday as fancied Sania Nehwal went down fighting to Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 19-21 but 'wonderkid' Kidambi Srikanth rode on his ...
Srikanth bows out of Hong Kong Super SeriesThe Hindu
K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semisIBNLive
Kidambi Srikanth Knocked Out in Hong Kong Open Badminton SemisNDTVSports.com
Indian Express -Zee News
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Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads - Voice of America

TIME

Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads
Voice of America
GUANGZHOU AND HONG KONG—. The fate of the Hong Kong protests is at a crossroads. A new public opinion survey indicates 83 percent of people say pro-democracy protesters should end their street demonstrations. Even the movement's founders have ...
Hong Kong Protest Sites Slammed By 'Largest Cyberattack Ever'TIME
Largest Cyber-Attack in History Hits Pro-Hong Kong Protest WebsitesInternational Business Times UK
Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary cityChannel News Asia
Daily Mail -South China Morning Post (subscription)
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2 Worlds of Hong Kong, and a Fatal Intersection - New York Times

New York Times

2 Worlds of Hong Kong, and a Fatal Intersection
New York Times
HONG KONG — The banker, Rurik George Caton Jutting, a Cambridge graduate, came from London in 2013, one of thousands of expatriates who arrive in Hong Kong every year to pursue jobs in banking and burnish their résumés with Asia experience.

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Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale of Asian Art Draws $82 Million - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale of Asian Art Draws $82 Million
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie's evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday totaling 635 million Hong Kong dollars ($82 million), the auction house's second-highest total in the city for Asian 20th ...

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Before protests, Hong Kong news sites were hit with the largest DDoS ever - The Verge

Before protests, Hong Kong news sites were hit with the largest DDoS ever
The Verge
While protestors were filling the streets of Hong Kong, there was another kind of gridlock flooding the city's independent media sites. A new report from Forbes says the protests saw the largest denial-of-service attacks on record, reaching up to 500 ...



Kidambi Srikanth reaches Hong Kong Open semifinals - Times of India

Times of India

Kidambi Srikanth reaches Hong Kong Open semifinals
Times of India
HONG KONG: Young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run in Kowloon and set up a semifinal clash with top seed Chinese Chen Long even as Saina Nehwal suffered a stunning loss in the women's singles quarterfinals at the Hong ...
Srikanth wins, Saina ousted from Hong Kong OpenThe Hindu
Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal start Hong Kong Open on winning noteIndian Express
Saina Nehwal, K. Srikanth Advance to Quarters of Hong Kong OpenNDTVSports.com
South China Morning Post (subscription) -ABP News
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Hong Kong concerned over journalists' blacklisting - ABS CBN News

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong concerned over journalists' blacklisting
ABS CBN News
MANILA – The Hong Kong government is concerned over the blacklisting of several foreign journalists by the Philippine government over an incident last year, when President Benigno Aquino was taunted by a group of Hong Kong reporters during a visit to ...
Philippines blacklists nine Hong Kong journalists for heckling AquinoReuters
'Concerned' Hong Kong to contact PHL over reporters' blacklistingGMA News
Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictiveSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Peninsula On-line
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Hong Kong-Shanghai–Just Barely–Connect - Barron's

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong-Shanghai–Just Barely–Connect
Barron's
The much anticipated Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect, which allows investors with brokerage accounts in Hong Kong to buy stocks listed in Shanghai and vice versa, got under way last week. The traffic was mostly northbound, to Shanghai. By 2 p.m. on ...
China was very much against democracy in Hong Kong even before handover ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect Needs China ReformsWall Street Journal
Hong Kong democracy activists protest outside British consulateChannel News Asia
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