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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Should Hong Kong introduce a quota to achieve better gender representation on corporate boards? - South China Morning Post

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Should Hong Kong introduce a quota to achieve better gender representation on corporate boards?
South China Morning Post
France is set to join Norway and Malaysia in adopting a quota system to ensure broader gender representation on corporate boards. The idea has yet to gain traction in Hong Kong, nor has Britain's slightly more passive model of setting targets found appeal.



Wall collapses at Hong Kong's historic former Central Police Station - South China Morning Post

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Wall collapses at Hong Kong's historic former Central Police Station
South China Morning Post
Dating back to 1864, the Central Police Station Compound is a declared monument. It is made up of three groups of buildings – the Central Police Station, the former Central Magistracy and the Victoria Prison. The government and the Hong Kong Jockey ...

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Financial advice for Hong Kong's less well off pays dividends for everyone - South China Morning Post

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Financial advice for Hong Kong's less well off pays dividends for everyone
South China Morning Post
Her company is just about to open a “Life Investment Centre” in Sham Shui Po, to be run by Social Ventures Hong Kong, which will offer pro bono consultancy services to the community, including advice on personal finance, legal affairs, health care, as ...



Change of tack: Hong Kong debate should switch from green roof plan submissions to aim of such projects, surveyor says - South China Morning Post

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Change of tack: Hong Kong debate should switch from green roof plan submissions to aim of such projects, surveyor says
South China Morning Post
Three slabs of grass sit atop Polytechnic University's Shaw Amenities Building. The vegetation, about 150 millimetres thick and enclosed by barriers, appears dishevelled after a bout of rain. Dark blotches of moisture stain the perimeter. The Hung Hom ...



Don't count on Hong Kong when it comes to one simple thing: opening a business bank account - South China Morning Post

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Don't count on Hong Kong when it comes to one simple thing: opening a business bank account
South China Morning Post
On Wednesday this week, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will hold its sixth annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition – a platform for young aspiring entrepreneurs linked to the university to create and evaluate new ...
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Cathay Pacific targeted in shark fin protest at Hong Kong International Airport - South China Morning Post

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Cathay Pacific targeted in shark fin protest at Hong Kong International Airport
South China Morning Post
Wildlife campaigners kept up the pressure on Cathay Pacific Airways to stop carrying shark fin cargo by staging a protest at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday, days after HK Express became the first local carrier to ban shipments. Nine ...



No guts and no commitment to Hong Kong – media boss Ricky Wong's damning verdict on new TV channel - South China Morning Post

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No guts and no commitment to Hong Kong – media boss Ricky Wong's damning verdict on new TV channel
South China Morning Post
Media entrepreneur Ricky Wong Wai-kay has panned new free-to-air TV station ViuTV for its lack of local elements, saying it “has no guts and no commitment” to Hong Kong. A truly committed free TV station should have placed its focus on producing dramas ...

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Super profits: Hong Kong bottled water producers accused of reaping big money while adding heavily to plastic bottle ... - South China Morning Post

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Super profits: Hong Kong bottled water producers accused of reaping big money while adding heavily to plastic bottle ...
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He urged the government to increase them to more appropriate levels of cost recovery. The group estimates up to 5.2 million polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles are disposed of every day in Hong Kong, but in 2014 just 14 per cent were ...



The Zhang Dejiang speech Hong Kong had hoped to hear - South China Morning Post

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The Zhang Dejiang speech Hong Kong had hoped to hear
South China Morning Post
(In Putonghua) Forgive me for my poor Cantonese. Cantonese is a national treasure of our Chinese heritage, but despite the many years I spent in Guangdong and, as you now know, my fondness for Hong Kong songs and films, I regret that I have never been ...

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Harbourfront delights: Hong Kong government looks at floating pools, water slides and diving towers - South China Morning Post

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Harbourfront delights: Hong Kong government looks at floating pools, water slides and diving towers
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Floating swimming pools, water slides and diving towers are some of the eye-catching ideas the government has floated under the second stage of public consultation on plans to revitalise the Hong Kong Island harbourfront. The Causeway Bay typhoon ...

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