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 Stocks Finally Join Rally - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Stocks Finally Join Rally
Wall Street Journal
One of the few places on earth that has been bypassed by cash-rich investors desperate for returns is finally joining the party: China. Hong Kong, Asia's second-largest stock exchange and made up mostly of mainland Chinese companies, closed at a ...
What You Don't Know About Doing Business In Hong KongForbes
Hong Kong Stocks Cap Biggest Weekly Rally Since MayBloomberg
Hong Kong shares finish week at fresh 3-year highs as China markets climbReuters
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McDonald's halts nuggets sales in Hong Kong - BBC News

BBC News

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in Hong Kong
BBC News
Fast food chain McDonald's has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong. It said it had imported chicken and pork from Shanghai Husi Food, the Chinese firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food firms.
McDonald's removes chicken nuggets from the menu in Hong Kong amid major ...The Independent
McDonald's Hong Kong pulls chicken nuggets over supplies from rotten food plantSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
McDonald's pulls McNuggets off menus in Hong Kong after meat scareToronto Sun
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China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare - Reuters

Reuters

China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare
Reuters
Hong Kong said on Thursday it suspended, with immediate effect, all imports from the U.S.-owned Chinese supplier at the center of the latest scare. It was unclear when the company last shipped its products to Hong Kong. Shanghai police detained five ...
Hong Kong food safety chiefs hold talks over rotten meat scareSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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'Our hell beyond hell': Parents of Hong Kong-raised children lost on flight ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

'Our hell beyond hell': Parents of Hong Kong-raised children lost on flight ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Three siblings on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over the Ukraine grew up in Hong Kong and were much-loved students at the Australian International School. The three Maslin children Mo, 12, Evie, 10 and Otis, 8 had all attended ...

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In Hong Kong, freedom will invariably win in the end - The Daily Star

In Hong Kong, freedom will invariably win in the end
The Daily Star
On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain's Royal Yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms of an international agreement with the United Kingdom (tabled at the United Nations) ...



Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A group of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election. Making their plea yesterday, eight members of the Concern Group for ...



LVMH sales slow in Hong Kong as Chinese demand drops globally - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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LVMH sales slow in Hong Kong as Chinese demand drops globally
South China Morning Post (subscription)
LVMH has seen a drop in demand from Chinese buyers in its home market and overseas, as well as a slowdown in Hong Kong because of political unrest, the French fashion, spirits and cosmetics group said after posting below-forecast second-quarter sales ...
UPDATE 2-LVMH feels pinch from lower Chinese demand, Hong Kong turmoilReuters Africa
LVMH Results Send Chill Across Luxury Goods SectorThe Business of Fashion

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Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair - The Straits Times

Times of Oman

Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair
The Straits Times
Promotion girls stand in front of a booth of Sony's Playstation 4 game console at the 16th Ani-Com and Games exhibition in Hong Kong on July 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP. Participants wearing costumes depicting their favourite characters, a trend known as ...
Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games exhibitionTimes of Oman

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On China Transcript: Hong Kong - CNN

CNN

On China Transcript: Hong Kong
CNN
(CNN) -- KRISTIE LU STOUT: Michael Degolyer, Albert Ho and Douglas Young, welcome to On China. Now since the handover in 1997, Hong Kong has been governed under the principle of "one country, two systems." How does it work? DOUGLAS YOUNG: ...



'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly residents say they fear for the future of their home city - but differ on what the people can do about it. The ...

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