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 tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms
The Guardian
A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he is building in Macau. Stephen Hung's $20m (12m) purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong ...
Hong Kong tycoon places record $20m order for 30 Rolls-RoycesFinancial Times
Hong Kong tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce PhantomDeccan Chronicle
Hong Kong tycoon snaps up 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms for his hotel guestsThe National
Business Insider
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Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map: Is your neighbourhood store on the list? - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Channel News Asia

Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map: Is your neighbourhood store on the list?
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department released a list of bakeries, restaurants, retailers and distributors in Hong Kong suspected to have traded or used lard products supplied by Chang Guann, the firm at the centre of the "gutter oil" ...
Massive oil clampdownHong Kong Standard

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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Chinese island after Hong Kong shutdown - The Guardian

The Guardian

Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Chinese island after Hong Kong shutdown
The Guardian
In Hong Kong, authorities were removing debris and clearing a backlog of hundreds of flights that were delayed or cancelled. The government said there were 128 reports of fallen trees and that some parts of the city were flooded, with one report of a ...
Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Hainan after slamming Hong KongSydney Morning Herald
Hong Kong Markets Set to Resume as Storm Signal LoweredBloomberg
UPDATE 2-Hong Kong stock markets to resume trade as typhoon passesReuters UK
The Straits Times -IBNLive -South China Morning Post (subscription)
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Alibaba IPO seen sucking money out of Hong Kong stocks - MarketWatch

MarketWatch

Alibaba IPO seen sucking money out of Hong Kong stocks
MarketWatch
HONG KONG (MarkeWatch) Sure, Hong Kong's stock exchange may have essentially turned down Alibaba Group's new listing by refusing to make the needed rule changes, but Chinese investors are very keen on the initial public offering ... and the ...
Jack Ma refutes rumours of migrating to Hong KongEconomic Times
Alibaba Kicks Off Asia Roadshow in Hong KongWall Street Journal (blog)
Alibaba Markets Its Shares in Hong Kong, a City That Turned Away the IPONew York Times
South China Morning Post (subscription) -ABC News -CCTV-America
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Faster immigration clearance between Singapore & Hong Kong from Sep 22 - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Faster immigration clearance between Singapore & Hong Kong from Sep 22
Channel News Asia
Singaporeans aged 11 and above who have visited Hong Kong three times or more in the past year will be able to use Hong Kong's automated clearance gates, or e-Channel. Free enrolment for the service starts next Monday (Sep 22), and Singaporeans can ...
Frequent visitors to Hong Kong may skip immigration queue come Sept 22TODAYonline
Hong Kong will implement use of automated clearance services on mutual basis ...7thSpace Interactive (press release)

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Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City' - Huffington Post

Telegraph.co.uk

Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City'
Huffington Post
In 1997, Hong Kong returned to the People's Republic of China with the promise of a gradual transition to a representative government. In 2010, China raised hopes saying that in the election of 2017, universal suffrage could be introduced, with details ...
Let's not allow Hong Kong to come between usTelegraph.co.uk
Hong Kong Protests Beijing's 'Backward' DemocracyForbes
Hong Kong academics support looming student strikeScience AAAS
Financial Times -Reuters -Bloomberg
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Hong Kong shares bounce off 8-week lows, China stays weak - Reuters UK

MarketWatch

Hong Kong shares bounce off 8-week lows, China stays weak
Reuters UK
HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rebounded from eight-week lows on Wednesday, tracking gains in U.S. markets on speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge to keep rates low when a two-day policy meeting ends later in the ...
Goldman Sees Surprising China Demand for Hong Kong StocksBloomberg
Hong Kong main index posts first gain in 2 weeks on Fed speculationReuters
Top legislator meets Hong Kong delegationCCTV
MarketWatch -The Epoch Times -Radio Free Asia
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Hong Kong H-share index rises over 2 pct, led by Chinese banks - Reuters UK

Hong Kong H-share index rises over 2 pct, led by Chinese banks
Reuters UK
HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Chinese firms listed in Hong Kong gained sharply on Wednesday helped by strength in Chinese banks after a media report said the central bank injected liquidity into the country's top lenders. The index of major China ...



Urban Outfitters To Debut In Hong Kong; Mainland China Likely To Be Next Stop - Forbes

Urban Outfitters To Debut In Hong Kong; Mainland China Likely To Be Next Stop
Forbes
A recent note published in the South China Morning Post reported that the American clothing chain is planning to open its first Asian retail store in Hong Kong later this month. Although Urban Outfitters entered Asia through a partnership with World Co.



Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The government has announced plans to build six new railway lines or extensions with an estimated price tag of HK$110 billion, including a new North Island Line on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. The Transport and Housing Bureau said various ...
Hong Kong to Spend $14.2 Billion on Seven New Rail RoutesBloomberg
Hong Kong reveals $US 14bn rail blueprintInternational Railway Journal
Hong Kong announces HKD $110 billion rail blueprintGlobal Rail News

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