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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North Korean defector left Hong Kong over weekend, not weeks ago as first reported - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

North Korean defector left Hong Kong over weekend, not weeks ago as first reported
South China Morning Post
A North Korean defector left Hong Kong to seek refuge in South Korea over the weekend – not weeks ago as earlier reported – according to a news agency which captured the student's life inside the South Korean consulate in the city before he left. The ...
Young North Korean defector left for South Korea after an 80-day ...Hong Kong Free Press

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Hong Kong shares end little changed - Reuters

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong shares end little changed
Reuters
Analysts have expressed concerns that a suspension of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect during the Sept 29-Oct 10 period due to China's National Day holiday would have a negative impact on market liquidity in Hong Kong, given mainland investors' ...
Hong Kong stocks flat as investors wind down for mainland holidaySouth China Morning Post
Hong Kong and the Realities of China's RiseNew York Times
Hong Kong small-caps to face flood of Chinese investors?Asia Times
Economic Times -Bloomberg -International Business Times UK
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'Independence is not an option': meet the star of Hong Kong's pro ... - The Guardian

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Has Hong Kong's Economy Peaked? - The National Interest Online

The National Interest Online

Has Hong Kong's Economy Peaked?
The National Interest Online
For twenty-one consecutive years, The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom has ranked Hong Kong's economy as the freest in the world—and for good reason. The overall tax burden is only 15.7 percent of GDP. The average tariff rate is 0 ...
Construction on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is close to ...CCTV
China completes 34-mile record-breaking bridge to Hong Kong ...The Times (subscription)

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Hong Kong hotel smartphone group raises $125m — FT.com - Financial Times

Financial Times

Hong Kong hotel smartphone group raises $125m — FT.com
Financial Times
A Hong Kong company that provides hotel guests with free smartphones has raised $125m from investors including electronics manufacturer Foxconn, making it ...
Hong Kong start-up Tink Labs nabs US$125m funding to fuel global ...South China Morning Post

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Two Hong Kong victims of axe attack in Germany return home - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Two Hong Kong victims of axe attack in Germany return home
South China Morning Post
Two Hong Kong victims of a brutal attack on a train in Germany in July returned to the city last week, but two others still need medical treatment in the country. Yau Shu-ping, 62, and his wife Wong Pui-king, 58, were discharged from the University ...



Hong Kong minister launches probe into possible breach of confidentiality over Yuen Long leaks - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong minister launches probe into possible breach of confidentiality over Yuen Long leaks
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's development minister has launched a probe into whether a government-commissioned consultant breached any confidentiality agreements after internal data on a Wang Chau project was leaked. The Development Bureau revealed that in March ...

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Postal Savings Bank of China makes flat Hong Kong debut after $7.4 billion... - Reuters

Reuters

Postal Savings Bank of China makes flat Hong Kong debut after $7.4 billion...
Reuters
HONG KONG Shares in Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) (1658.HK) made a flat debut in Hong Kong after the state-owned lender raised $7.4 billion in the world's biggest initial public offering in two years, priced the deal near the bottom of its ...
Postal Savings Bank of China makes tepid debut on Hong Kong bourseShanghai Daily (subscription)
Postal Savings Bank off to a stuttering start in Hong Kong after US$7.3 billion IPOSouth China Morning Post
Bank in lackluster Hong Kong debutChina Daily
Bangkok Post -Nikkei Asian Review
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Government offers compensation, sets deadline for hawkers to vacate iconic Hong Kong textile bazaar - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Government offers compensation, sets deadline for hawkers to vacate iconic Hong Kong textile bazaar
South China Morning Post
Vendors at Hong Kong's 38-year-old fabric market in Sham Shui Po have been ordered to vacate the bazaar by February after more than a year of negotiations with the government. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) issued letters to ...
In Pictures: Reshaping the future? Hong Kong's professional face readersHong Kong Free Press

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Former police commissioner lands top job at Hong Kong Airlines - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Former police commissioner lands top job at Hong Kong Airlines
South China Morning Post
Former police commissioner Tang King-shing has landed a top job at Hong Kong Airlines, making him the latest in a series of top police officers to take up senior jobs in private companies. Tang, who retired in 2011, was appointed vice-chairman and ...
Hong Kong Airlines appoints new Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the BoardeTurboNews

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