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 crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday - Times of India

Times of India

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday
Times of India
Students want free elections, but China insists on screening candidates first. Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader, Leung Chun-ying, has said the city's government was unwilling to compromise on China's restrictions, which were announced in late August.
Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't NegotiateThe Atlantic
After clashes, Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talksReuters
Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim deniedBBC News
Al Jazeera America
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Hong Kong's Leader Blames Foreigners for Fanning Protests - Businessweek

Businessweek

Hong Kong's Leader Blames Foreigners for Fanning Protests
Businessweek
“There is obviously participation by people, organizations from outside of Hong Kong,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in an interview yesterday on Asia Television Ltd. “And this is not the only time they do it. And this is not an exception, either.”.



Hong Kong Protests: Man Arrested Over Online Messages - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protests: Man Arrested Over Online Messages
Wall Street Journal
The arrest marks a relatively new tactic in Hong Kong police's attempts to curb the demonstrations that have paralyzed key sections of the city for weeks. The protesters are demanding democratic changes in the way Hong Kong elects its chief executive.



An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters
NPR (blog)
Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp turned 3 weeks old on Saturday. What began as a roadblock has grown into an urban village, with several hundred tents that attract more than a thousand people at night. The camp is a combination street fair ...
The Main Hong Kong Protest Site Is a Perfect Anarchist CollectiveTIME
Hong Kong Painter Perry Dino Praises Peaceful Umbrella MovementThe Epoch Times

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Hong Kong protests: Leader says 'external forces' involved - BBC News

BBC News

Hong Kong protests: Leader says 'external forces' involved
BBC News
Hong Kong leader CY Leung has accused "external forces" of involvement in the territory's pro-democracy protests - claims strongly denied by protesters. In a TV interview, Mr Leung said the rallies, which have paralysed parts of the territory for three ...



The Dates that Matter: Complicated History Preceded Hong Kong Protests - Daily Signal

Daily Signal

The Dates that Matter: Complicated History Preceded Hong Kong Protests
Daily Signal
The British flag is hoisted for first time over Hong Kong Island by hundreds of Britons who had been chased out of first Canton and then the Portuguese colony of Macau. The island has one of the best deep-water natural harbors but was inhabited only by ...



Hong Kong protests: 'external forces' blamed by chief executive - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong protests: 'external forces' blamed by chief executive
The Guardian
Hong Kong's embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying on Sunday blamed “external forces” for the unprecedented pro-democracy protests which continue to paralyse large swathes of the city in their 22nd consecutive day. In an interview with the station ...



New Clashes in Hong Kong After Activists Retake Streets - New York Times

New York Times

New Clashes in Hong Kong After Activists Retake Streets
New York Times
HONG KONG — The police clashed with hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the densely populated Mong Kok neighborhood early Sunday in the second straight day of violence after demonstrators recaptured blocks of city streets from the police.



Hong Kong Brokers Left Hanging With No Date for Stocks Link - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Hong Kong Brokers Left Hanging With No Date for Stocks Link
Bloomberg
Brokers are still waiting to find out when the link between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock exchanges will begin as a six-month deadline runs out. There is no timetable for the program, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (388) Chief Executive Officer ...
Hong Kong shares end 0.20% higherEconomic Times
MSCI Hong Kong Index Close to Erasing Loss Since ClashesBusinessweek
In Hong Kong, Dueling Definitions of DemocracyWall Street Journal
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Hong Kong leader blames 'external forces' - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Hong Kong leader blames 'external forces'
Aljazeera.com
Hong Kong's leader has said that the "external forces" have been involved in pro-democracy protests which have been going on in the country for more than three weeks. In the past week, Hong Kong police have repeatedly clashed with protesters, who are ...