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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In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau - New York Times

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In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau
New York Times
BEIJING — President Xi Jinping urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau on Saturday to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.
Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' messageYahoo News
Xi Jinping presses 'one China' message for Hong Kong, MacauThe Age
Xi Jinping tells Macau to stick to 'one country, two systems' in veiled swipe ...South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Ex-City Official and Property Tycoon Are Convicted in Hong Kong Graft Trial - New York Times

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Ex-City Official and Property Tycoon Are Convicted in Hong Kong Graft Trial
New York Times
HONG KONG — The highest-level corruption trial in Hong Kong's history ended on Friday with the convictions of a man who was once the city's second-highest official and a billionaire property tycoon charged with bribing him. A jury found the former ...
Hong Kong Elite's Mistresses, Gangsters Unveiled in TrialBloomberg
Hong Kong former official, property tycoon guilty in graft caseReuters
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-official found guilty in city's biggest corruption ...CNN
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Six-man Hong Kong clinch Asian U20 sevens title - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Six-man Hong Kong clinch Asian U20 sevens title
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong trailed late in the game before scrum-half Jason Jeyam scored in the final minute to scrape a 21-19 victory. Hong Kong later beat Thailand 55-5 in their final game before the knockout stage. The Cup finalists collided twice during the ...
UAE fare better with the new mix of players at Hong Kong Asian Under-20s SevensSport360°
ARFU U20s Sevens Series leaders Hong Kong remain unbeaten after Day OneBoxscore

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Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
In the executive summary of his 2009 paper, "Air Pollution and Public Health", the University of Hong Kong professor Anthony Hedley wrote: "There is incontrovertible evidence that pollution levels currently experienced throughout the year in Hong Kong ...



Hong Kong protester, 14, faces separation from parents - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong protester, 14, faces separation from parents
The Guardian
Hong Kong authorities have issued an order that could separate a 14-year-old pro-democracy protester from his parents, heightening fears of a gradual, retroactive campaign against demonstrators days after their final encampment was cleared.
Schoolboy May Lose Parents as Repercussions Dawn in Hong KongBloomberg
Three ways Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement protesters are fighting for ...Quartz
At Political Impasse, Hong Kong Needs CompromiseThe Diplomat
Shanghaiist -The Economist -South China Morning Post (subscription)
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Hong Kong Seen Hit by China Slowdown, Fed Rate Move in 2015 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Hong Kong Seen Hit by China Slowdown, Fed Rate Move in 2015
Bloomberg
The U.S. Federal Reserve yesterday reinforced forecasts for higher interest rates next year that would typically prompt Hong Kong to raise its borrowing costs. When the Fed was last tightening in 2004-06, Hong Kong's economy was bolstered by surging ...
Dalian Wanda raises $3.7bn in Hong Kong IPOFinancial Times

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Hong Kong activists fear they are being monitored by Beijing - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong activists fear they are being monitored by Beijing
The Guardian
“If you're using a cellphone or landline in Hong Kong and you're one of the protesters, you should absolutely expect that your phone calls are being listened to by the Chinese authorities,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike – a US ...
79 Days That Shook Hong KongTIME
Hong Kong's protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begunQuartz
Hong Kong protesters take fight for 'true democracy' to UKTelegraph.co.uk
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Walking tour offers insight into life for blind people on Hong Kong's streets - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Walking tour offers insight into life for blind people on Hong Kong's streets
South China Morning Post (subscription)
It was a case of the blind leading the blindfolded on a new walking tour catering to those who can, and cannot see, which tried to bring to life the smells, sounds and history of North Point. Co-organised by arts cooperative I'mperfect and social ...



HSBC, Lenovo join Hong Kong emissions reporting program - CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica

HSBC, Lenovo join Hong Kong emissions reporting program
CleanTechnica
An online carbon footprint repository (CFR) that enables listed companies in Hong Kong to voluntarily report their GHG emissions was launched by the Environment Bureau and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) last week. While the start to ...



Xi Jinping Warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'One China' Message - NDTV

NDTV

Xi Jinping Warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'One China' Message
NDTV
Macau: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during ...