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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Facing Jail, Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says 'Hong Kong Is Under Threat' - TIME

TIME

Facing Jail, Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says 'Hong Kong Is Under Threat'
TIME
Joshua Wong is a free man, and a very young one, when he arrives Wednesday afternoon in front of a plaza in Hong Kong that he calls Citizen's Square. But he may not be free for much longer. On Thursday, the 20-year-old faces a prison sentence for ...
Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Braces for Prison SentenceBloomberg
Hong Kong activist Wong braces for possible prison sentenceWashington Post
Expert urges Hong Kong to tax bigger companies more to ease HK$5 billion revenue loss from proposed reformSouth China Morning Post
Voice of America -Human Rights Watch
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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim - Reuters

Reuters

Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim
Reuters
Police arrests Democratic Party member Howard Lam (C) for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents, in Hong Kong, China, China August 15, 2017. The Initium/Lam Chun Tung via ...
Hong Kong activist in court for allegedly misleading police with kidnap claimsSouth China Morning Post

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Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific posts HK$2.05 billion loss for first half of 2017 - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific posts HK$2.05 billion loss for first half of 2017
South China Morning Post
Cathay Pacific Airways has warned of further turbulence in the months to come after suffering a loss of HK$2.05 billion in the first half of this year. The performance unveiled on Wednesday puts Hong Kong's flagship carrier on track to post its first ...
Hong Kong's Cathay posts $262M 1H loss on fierce competitionThe Mainichi
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific racks up lossesTRT World

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Hongkong Post staff stage protest against disability discrimination at work - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hongkong Post staff stage protest against disability discrimination at work
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's postal authority has been accused of failing to properly handle discrimination against workers with disabilities, with one union saying that cases of name-calling, forced resignation and unfair treatment at work were only the tip of the ...

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Hong Kong, Aug 16, 2017 (AFP) - - The Hindu

Hong Kong, Aug 16, 2017 (AFP) -
The Hindu
A defiant Joshua Wong, who became the face of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement, said on Wednesday he had no regrets as he prepared for a possible prison sentence for his leading role in the mass pro-democracy protests. The statement was made a ...



Hong Kong's mainland affairs chief accused of 'one country, two systems' breach over by-elections - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's mainland affairs chief accused of 'one country, two systems' breach over by-elections
South China Morning Post
At the end of a trip to Beijing, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said he had met officials from across the central government, including the deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Huang Liuquan ...



Hong Kong stocks choppy as Hang Lung Properties, CR Land drag - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong stocks choppy as Hang Lung Properties, CR Land drag
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong stocks bounced between gains and losses on Thursday morning, with property developers dragging the most on the index. The Hang Seng Index opened up 0.7 per cent, but soon erased all the gains and slipped as much as 0.3 per cent. By the ...
China stocks higher on materials, shipping gains; Hong Kong flatReuters
Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks open higherTHE BUSINESS TIMES

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Hong Kong shares rise as strong earnings offset China slowdown worries - Economic Times

Economic Times

Hong Kong shares rise as strong earnings offset China slowdown worries
Economic Times
SHANGHAI: Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday as investors took heart from strong quarterly earnings despite signs of slowing growth in China. The Hang Seng index ended up 0.9 per cent at 27,409.07 points, while the China Enterprises Index gained ...
Hong Kong democracy activist charged with misleading police over kidnap claimSouth China Morning Post
Hong Kong opposition party member arrested for allegedly falsifying story of abductionLos Angeles Times
Hong Kong activist arrested over claim Chinese agents stapled his legsThe Guardian
BBC News -Reuters -New York Times
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Hong Kong leaders bid final farewell to 'King of New Territories' Lau Wong-fat at funeral service - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong leaders bid final farewell to 'King of New Territories' Lau Wong-fat at funeral service
South China Morning Post
The late “King of New Territories” Lau Wong-fat made his final journey on Thursday morning as the city's leaders paid their last tributes to the rural strongman at his funeral service at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point. Those attending ...

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Doctors deny condition critical at Hong Kong's public hospitals despite complaints and creaking system - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Doctors deny condition critical at Hong Kong's public hospitals despite complaints and creaking system
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong wept for Tang Kwai-sze when her teenage daughter was left begging for a liver donation to save her mother's life in April. The dying woman was in desperate need of a transplant and her 17-year-old daughter was ready to give it to her, but was ...