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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In Hong Kong, the Lunar New Year flower market takes the pulse of the city's political climate - Quartz

Quartz

In Hong Kong, the Lunar New Year flower market takes the pulse of the city's political climate
Quartz
In the days leading up to the Lunar New Year, Hong Kong people flock to one of the new year markets in the city to buy flowers, sweets, and other traditional goods for the festival. In recent years, however, it's also become a place where people air ...
The Hong Kong paper artisan who makes flower altars and lanterns for Lunar New YearSouth China Morning Post

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Hong Kong to return seized armoured vehicles to Singapore - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong to return seized armoured vehicles to Singapore
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong has agreed to return nine Singaporean armoured vehicles that it seized in transit from Taiwan two months ago, but is likely to prosecute the shipping company responsible. The return of the Singapore military's Terrex troop carriers signals an ...
Hong Kong to return Singapore troop carriersBangkok Post
Hong Kong to return Singapore's seized troop carriers, easing tensionsReuters
Hong Kong to return 9 SAF Terrex vehicles to Singapore: Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Straits Times
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Why Hong Kong's next chief executive will fail to unite the people - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Why Hong Kong's next chief executive will fail to unite the people
South China Morning Post
And so it begins. In the United States, the Donald Trump presidency. Here in Hong Kong, the race to Government House. One seeks to divide and rule, as the world saw in Trump's Hitler-like inauguration speech. The other – we don't yet know who – is ...
Hong Kong Government plans to invest $18 billion in Innovation & Technology ecosystemOpenGov Asia

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Record complaints as overseas sales sting Hong Kong investors - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Record complaints as overseas sales sting Hong Kong investors
South China Morning Post
This was largely the result of an 184 per cent surge in complaints to 156 cases from those buying properties outside Hong Kong and investing in local malls, EAA chairman William Leung Yuen-ping said. “The situation might be caused by more and more ...

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Hong Kong business groups meet prospective city leaders - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong business groups meet prospective city leaders
South China Morning Post
Business chambers on Tuesday urged contenders for Hong Kong's highest office to restore harmony in the city, while rural power broker the Heung Yee Kuk became one of the first groups to openly indicate its backing for former No 2 official Carrie Lam ...

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Food trucks coming to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean park — and 6 other prime spots - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Food trucks coming to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean park — and 6 other prime spots
South China Morning Post
As the city's 16 selected food trucks gear up for their launch in the coming weeks, the first two operators picked to take one of the tastiest spots have high hopes their signature dishes can spice up the street food scene. Maureen Loh Mo-lin, operator ...



Endearing bond of Hong Kong shop owners and their cats - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Endearing bond of Hong Kong shop owners and their cats
Daily Mail
Mr Heijnen said: 'They don't necessarily need to catch mice. Just their presence and their smell are enough to ward off mice.' However, the 52-year-old Dutch man told MailOnline what struck him more was the bound between the shop owners and their ...



The Five Best Menswear Shops In Hong Kong - Forbes

Forbes

The Five Best Menswear Shops In Hong Kong
Forbes
Hong Kong is known to be a melting pot of activities, yet there's one pastime in particular that locals and visitors alike always gravitate toward: shopping. The big malls like Pacific Place and Times Square definitely give shopaholics a run for their ...



professor's biofilm breakthrough could save shipping companies billions - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

professor's biofilm breakthrough could save shipping companies billions
South China Morning Post
In a Kowloon lab looking out to the ocean, a Hong Kong professor made a discovery that he believes could save navies and shipping companies around the world billions of dollars every year, as well as protect marine ecosystems. Hong Kong University of ...



Hong Kong chortles over Carrie Lam toilet paper hunt - BBC News

BBC News

Hong Kong chortles over Carrie Lam toilet paper hunt
BBC News
Run out of toilet paper? Most of us would solve the problem with a quick trip to the shops. But in Hong Kong, politician Carrie Lam took a taxi to her former official residence in the city's exclusive Peak district to fetch more rolls. She shared the ...
Hong Kong politician hired taxi to fetch TOILET PAPERDaily Mail
Lack of popular mandate would make it hard to govern Hong Kong, Carrie Lam admitsSouth China Morning Post

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