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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Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel - CNN

Deutsche Welle

Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel
CNN
Tucked away in an apartment building on a quiet side street of Hong Kong's busy Causeway Bay district, this small hotel is a shrine to the Umbrella Revolution. Freelance translator Stephen Thompson rented the apartment in early December, in the same ...
Hong Kong shares have biggest weekly loss in 7 weeksReuters
Mounting concerns over press freedom in Hong KongDeutsche Welle
Hong Kong ranked 11 internationally for safetyShanghaiist
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Hong Kong buyers seek haven for their offspring or their savings - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong buyers seek haven for their offspring or their savings
The Guardian
The five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, nestled among the skyscraper banking towers of the central district of Hong Kong, is about as stark a contrast with Abbey Wood as is possible. But it was here, last weekend, that the new Abbey Tower luxury ...

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Lycra Sweeps Hong Kong as Sweaty Becomes the New Social - Bloomberg

Lycra Sweeps Hong Kong as Sweaty Becomes the New Social
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Just down the road from Hong Kong's popular night clubs dragon-i and Tazmania Ballroom, another venue opened last year with the same booming music and strobe lights. Here clients sweat in lycra rather than designer clothes. The latest ...

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No flu vaccine available until after winter peak as Hong Kong death toll jumps ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

No flu vaccine available until after winter peak as Hong Kong death toll jumps ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A vaccine to protect against a deadly influenza strain which has now claimed 81 lives in Hong Kong will not be available until April - after the winter flu peak is expected to have died down. It is likely to arrive too late to have any effect ...

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PRESS DIGEST-Hong Kong - Jan 30 - Reuters

PRESS DIGEST-Hong Kong - Jan 30
Reuters
The number of travellers from East Asian countries coming to Hong Kong has dropped sharply as regional currencies weaken against the US dollar. And because of that Japan, thanks to a weak yen, is fast competing with Hong Kong for tourists, said Paul ...

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Exclusive: BOC Hong Kong considering sale of $6 billion bank unit - sources - Reuters

Reuters

Exclusive: BOC Hong Kong considering sale of $6 billion bank unit - sources
Reuters
Later on Thursday, BOC Hong Kong issued a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange saying it was conducting a feasibility study to review its group's business and assets portfolio, though it might or might not lead to any disposal of assets. China ...
BOC Hong Kong considering sale of $6 bln bank unit: sourcesReuters UK
BOC Hong Kong Considering Sale of UnitsWall Street Journal
Bank of China (Hong Kong) weighs sale of Nanyang Commercial BankSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Holiday boon as Hong Kong's air passenger fuel surcharge is cut - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Holiday boon as Hong Kong's air passenger fuel surcharge is cut
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong's air passenger fuel surcharge has fallen to its lowest level in six years thanks to the collapse in the global price of oil, putting money in the pockets of frequent flyers and holidaymakers for the Lunar New Year getaway - if they have not ...



Hong Kong's HK$5b bid to boost R&D needs more research, academics say - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong's HK$5b bid to boost R&D needs more research, academics say
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A HK$5 billion injection for the Innovation and Technology Fund that was announced in this year's policy address may not in itself fulfil Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's hopes of boosting the city's record on research and development, said academics ...

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The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong - Gizmodo

Boing Boing

The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong
Gizmodo
That's straight across Hong Kong—over mountains, above the ocean, and through tall buildings. The pilots say that the drone used is just a "consumer-level quadcopter easily available online," though they customized it a bit for better battery life ...
Watch This Drone Deliver A Chocolate Bar Across Hong KongCo.Exist
Watch a drone's-eye view of sending a candy bar across Hong KongBoing Boing

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Hong Kong's HK$71.5b express rail debacle down to poor supervision and ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong's HK$71.5b express rail debacle down to poor supervision and ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Completion of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link has been pushed back by two years to 2017, and its budget has snowballed to about HK$71.5 billion from HK$65 billion. And the MTR Corp's corporate culture ...
THB responds to Report of XRL Hong Kong Section Independent Expert Panel7thSpace Interactive (press release)

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