Hong Kong

Country Hong Kong
Capital Hong Kong
Continent Asia
Currency Hong Kong dollar(HKD)
Languages Chinese & English

Hong Kong

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Introduction

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 - Wikipedia
Hong Kong - CIA World Fact Book
Hong Kong - BBC
Hong Kong - Timeline - BBC

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Hong Kong picked its first female leader, but critics worry she's too close to Beijing - PRI

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Hong Kong picked its first female leader, but critics worry she's too close to Beijing
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The vote was dismissed as a sham by democracy campaigners who fear Beijing is tightening its grip on semi-autonomous Hong Kong. Critics say Lam will be no different from its unpopular current leader, Leung Chun-ying. Those concerns were heightened ...
Hong Kong democracy activists charged hours after election of new city leaderThe Guardian
Hong Kong Police Plan to Arrest Protest LeadersVoice of America
Hong Kong protest leaders charged day after new leader chosenReuters
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Hong Kong: 'Umbrella Revolution' leaders charged over 2014 protests - euronews

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Hong Kong: 'Umbrella Revolution' leaders charged over 2014 protests
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Police in Hong Kong have released on bail nine leaders of the 2014 'Umbrella Revolution' after charging them with public nuisance offences. It comes 27 months after the pro-democracy street protests ended and one day after a Beijing-dominated election ...
Hong Kong's trade rep touts it as an Asian gateway for Denver tech companiesDenver Business Journal
Hong Kong arrests protest leaders day after pro-Beijing candidate electedThe Sydney Morning Herald
Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leadersSTLtoday.com
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At least 18 injured in escalator accident at Hong Kong mall - WABC-TV

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At least 18 injured in escalator accident at Hong Kong mall
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RTHK quoted an expert in escalator maintenance of Hong Kong's Vocational Training Center as saying that this kind of accident rarely happens in Hong Kong and may be attributed to the malfunction of the escalator's anti-reversal gear and auxiliary ...
Hong Kong shoppers injured when escalator goes into reverse videoThe Guardian
Two Arrested After Hong Kong Escalator Suddenly Reverses Direction, Injuring 18TIME
Two arrested technicians suspected of interfering with probe into Hong Kong escalator accidentSouth China Morning Post
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An unexplained 85% fall that's nothing new for Hong Kong stocks - Livemint

Livemint

An unexplained 85% fall that's nothing new for Hong Kong stocks
Livemint
While the city is upfront about its buyer-beware approach to regulation, the frequent sight of multi-billion dollar stocks collapsing in minutes has deterred investors and raised questions about Hong Kong's role as one of Asia's premier trading hubs ...
Short seller Carson Block says he has a Hong Kong stock in sightSouth China Morning Post
Huishan fallout spreads as Chinese bank tumbles 10% in Hong KongTHE BUSINESS TIMES
Huishan Dairy, Muddy Waters Target, Sinks 85% in Hong KongBloomberg

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Laptops containing 3.7 million Hong Kong voters' data stolen after chief executive election - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Laptops containing 3.7 million Hong Kong voters' data stolen after chief executive election
South China Morning Post
In what could be one of Hong Kong's most significant data breaches ever, the personal information of the city's 3.7 million voters was possibly compromised after the Registration and Electoral Office reported two laptop computers went missing at its ...
Hong Kong gov't loses computers with personal data of all registered votersHong Kong Free Press

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HSBC lays off 120 technology staff in Hong Kong in cost-cutting plan - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

HSBC lays off 120 technology staff in Hong Kong in cost-cutting plan
South China Morning Post
HSBC laid off 120 staff in its technology department in Hong Kong on Monday, part of the bank's ongoing programme for reducing its global headcount by 25,000 and slash costs. Employees of the bank's IT department were told that they were fired shortly ...

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Beckham in Hong Kong-China upset and a Sudanese-Egyptian row over national pride - BBC News

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Beckham in Hong Kong-China upset and a Sudanese-Egyptian row over national pride
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Former professional footballer David Beckham caused a stir online after posting on Instagram and Facebook about his visit to Hong Kong, which said he had enjoyed a "great 48 hours in China". Beckham was there to promote a Hong Kong life insurance ...
Hong Kong: Stocks open higherTHE BUSINESS TIMES
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Retired Hong Kong policeman charged with assault for striking bystander during Occupy protests - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Retired Hong Kong policeman charged with assault for striking bystander during Occupy protests
South China Morning Post
A retired Hong Kong police officer has been charged with assault after striking a bystander with a baton during the 2014 Occupy movement protests. Former superintendent Franklin Chu King-wai, who retired in July 2015, was arrested on Monday and ...

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China developers drag down Hong Kong shares after fresh property curbs - Economic Times

Economic Times

China developers drag down Hong Kong shares after fresh property curbs
Economic Times
SHANGHAI: Hong Kong stocks fell on Monday as fresh measures to curb China's heated property market weighed on shares of developers, offsetting data showing strong profit growth for industrial companies early in the year. The Hang Seng index fell 0.7 ...
Fast Asia Open: Hong Kong trade data, Macau unemploymentFinancial Times

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What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong - Artsy

Artsy

What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong
Artsy
Art Basel in Hong Kong, now in its fifth edition and boasting more than 240 dealers from 34 countries, was buoyed by the region's growing collector base, an increasingly international set of visitors, and a high-quality selection of works. Dealers ...
Watch Out Miami: Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Is Growing Up FastW Magazine
Art becomes a virtual reality in Hong KongTimes of India

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