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 booksellers under threat from China 'steamroller' censor - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Hong Kong booksellers under threat from China 'steamroller' censor
FRANCE 24
China's recent detention of five Hong Kong booksellers has left many involved in the city's popular distribution of Beijing-banned works wracked with fear. While some refuse to buckle under pressure, others say they face a censorship “steamroller”.
Mysterious confession fuels fears of Beijing's influence on Hong Kong's top newspaperThe Guardian
One in six support Hong Kong independence from China: pollReuters
Hong Kong legislature's pre-election dramas heat upNikkei Asian Review
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Knives out for final Hong Kong food truck cook-off - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Knives out for final Hong Kong food truck cook-off
South China Morning Post
The kitchen knives are out as contestants in an official competition to choose Hong Kong's food truck operators battle it out in the final cook-off on Tuesday to decide the winners. One of them, Hong Kong-born Muslim Swadiq Khan, told the Post on ...



Leaky and pesky: dripping air cons continue to plague Hong Kong streets as little is done to punish negligent owners - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Leaky and pesky: dripping air cons continue to plague Hong Kong streets as little is done to punish negligent owners
South China Morning Post
The scourge of dripping air conditioners across Hong Kong continues unabated as the city swelters through a scorching summer, with the government making only two prosecutions despite receiving almost 10,000 complaints this year. In the first six months ...



Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Over the weekend, the extremely popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go launched in France and Hong Kong. The launches, highlighted by the official Twitter account for the game, brings the number of countries that the game can be officially played ...
Pokémon GO lands in Hong KongAndroid Police
Game on! Pokémon Go now available in Hong Kong – with added warningsSouth China Morning Post
'Pokémon Go' launches in Hong KongMashable
Channel NewsAsia -International Business Times, India Edition -SlashGear -Bloomberg
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Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection | South ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection | South ...
South China Morning Post
Government needs to identify a working definition of the term 'cultural heritage' which could be 'evidence of the achievements of man which should be passed ...

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Hong Kong could be hit by typhoon in coming week, Observatory says - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong could be hit by typhoon in coming week, Observatory says
South China Morning Post
Low-pressure area over South China Sea 'may develop into tropical cyclone'
Pokémon Go finally launches in Hong Kong! | Coconuts Hong KongCoconuts Hong Kong

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Read widely to broaden your horizons, Hong Kong's financial chief ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Read widely to broaden your horizons, Hong Kong's financial chief ...
South China Morning Post
John Tsang stresses need for tolerance of different views and importance of striving for consensus.

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Game on! Pokémon Go now available in Hong Kong - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Game on! Pokémon Go now available in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post
Pokémon Go, the augmented reality smartphone game that has taken the world by storm, is officially available in Hong Kong from Monday. Hong Kong is the second city in Asia where Pokémon Go has been launched, following the game's release in Japan ...
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Hong Kong book fair subdued after bookseller disappearances - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong book fair subdued after bookseller disappearances
The Guardian
'The impact on the fair is very strong' ... newly published CUHK books including a collection of documents by Zhao Ziyang, along with a photo of him (centre left), are displayed at the Hong Kong book fair. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images.



These Photos Show How Crazy The Pokémon GO Craze Is In Hong ... - Forbes

Forbes

These Photos Show How Crazy The Pokémon GO Craze Is In Hong ...
Forbes
Well, it's happened. Hong Kong became the second city in Asia to get Pokémon GO today. The city's been bracing for the arrival for weeks, with Facebook fan ...
Pokémon Go finally comes to Hong Kong, instantly takes over the ...Shanghaiist
Pokémon Go is FINALLY out in Hong Kong | HK MagazineHK Magazine

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