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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Hong Kong finance manager lost £1.3m to 'British film director' she never met in eight year romance con - Telegraph.co.uk

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Hong Kong finance manager lost £1.3m to 'British film director' she never met in eight year romance con
Telegraph.co.uk
A con artist who pretended to be a British film director has reportedly duped a Hong Kong woman out of HK$14 million (£1.3 million) in the city's biggest ever online romance scam. The victim of the eight year-long fraud was a manager at a Hong Kong ...



Tencent Churn Has Hong Kong Investors Feeling Sickly - Bloomberg

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Tencent Churn Has Hong Kong Investors Feeling Sickly
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Outsized trading volumes are perhaps one reason why Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. is begging high-tech startups to list in the city. To lure new economy firms, Hong Kong now permits dual-class shares, and even removed revenue requirements for ...

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How has China's Communist Party kept power? 100 Hong Kong political bigwigs get rare lecture from senior theorist - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

How has China's Communist Party kept power? 100 Hong Kong political bigwigs get rare lecture from senior theorist
South China Morning Post
A senior Communist Party theorist has given a rare lecture in Hong Kong in which he told more than 100 local delegates and advisers to the national legislature that the party had survived almost 70 years ruling China because it learned from its ...

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Community funds would restore some credibility for the Hong Kong government - South China Morning Post

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Community funds would restore some credibility for the Hong Kong government
South China Morning Post
Over the past 20 years, from Disneyland and the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to the cross-border high-speed rail and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the official estimates of costs and benefits have all been proved seriously off. The government is seen ...



Outspoken Hong Kong police union chief Joe Chan steps down after 6 years with 'no regrets' – and a few parting shots - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Outspoken Hong Kong police union chief Joe Chan steps down after 6 years with 'no regrets' – and a few parting shots
South China Morning Post
Frontline police officers have lost their staunchest defender at a time when the public's attitude towards the force has deteriorated, with society fractured and more incidents of unrest in recent years. Joe Chan Cho-kwong, who stepped down as leader ...



Hong Kong a place to start for businesses looking to dip their toes into China's Greater Bay Area - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong a place to start for businesses looking to dip their toes into China's Greater Bay Area
South China Morning Post
“Setting up operations in Hong Kong may be a good strategy to reduce risk, while at the same time being in close proximity to the bay area,” said Christer Ljungwall, vice-president and head of research at ENC International Advisory, a consultancy ...

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Homebuyers should take note if Hong Kong's dollar balance dips below HK$100 billion. Here's why - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Homebuyers should take note if Hong Kong's dollar balance dips below HK$100 billion. Here's why
South China Morning Post
When the Hong Kong dollar falls to the weaker end of its peg to the US dollar, at 7.85 per dollar, the HKMA will buy Hong Kong dollars from commercial lenders and sell US dollars to support the local currency. The sale of Hong Kong dollars by ...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange: securing a future as rivals growFinancial Times
Hong Kong's elite golf course becomes development battleground amid housing crisisTelegraph.co.uk
Hong Kong's tycoons are handing over power in troubled timesTODAYonline

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Hong Kong developers raise prices of flats by up to 70 per cent as record Kai Tak land sale boosts confidence - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong developers raise prices of flats by up to 70 per cent as record Kai Tak land sale boosts confidence
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong developers are raising the prices of their unsold units by as much as 70 per cent in a sign that the world's hottest property market is a long way from running out of steam. Kerry Properties has priced a flat at The Bloomsway in Tuen Mun at ...

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Cheung Chau bun scramble fan favourite fails to secure 'queen of queens' title after surprise disqualification - South China Morning Post

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Cheung Chau bun scramble fan favourite fails to secure 'queen of queens' title after surprise disqualification
South China Morning Post
Five-time Hong Kong bun scrambling champion Angel Wong Ka-yan failed to secure the coveted position of “queen of queens” at Tuesday's final showdown after suffering an unexpected defeat. Despite being a fan favourite at the annual Cheung Chau Bun ...
AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festivalKansas City Star
Competitors in Hong Kong race up 14-metre-high bun towerGlobalnews.ca
Hovering kids go political in Hong Kong festival paradeChannel NewsAsia
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Liberal studies debate traps Hong Kong students in political combat zone - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Liberal studies debate traps Hong Kong students in political combat zone
South China Morning Post
To third-year journalism student Degas Chan Pui-chung, liberal studies was “the most useful and diverse” subject he took in secondary school. The coursework and classroom discussions covered the make-up of Hong Kong society, the city's system of ...