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 energy stocks lead Asia equities higher - Financial Times

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong energy stocks lead Asia equities higher
Financial Times
Asia-Pacific equities were broadly higher on Wednesday, led by a solid gain for energy stocks in Hong Kong. The Hang Seng index climbed 1.6 per cent, boosted by a 4.3 per cent advance for the energy segment reflecting the gain in oil prices during the ...
Hong Kong stocks lead Asian markets higherMarketWatch
Beijing renews call for Hong Kong to pass national security law after pro-independence party banSouth China Morning Post
US Secretary of State 'concerned' by Hong Kong's ban on separatist partyHong Kong Free Press
Radio Free Asia -Channel NewsAsia -Voice of America
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China Blocks US Warship From Port Call in Hong Kong - Bloomberg

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China Blocks US Warship From Port Call in Hong Kong
Bloomberg
“The Chinese Government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp,” Darragh Paradiso, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, said in an email. “We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong ...
China cancels US warship visit to Hong Kong amid military sanction backlashCNN
China Rejects US Warship's Visit to Hong Kong as Tensions RiseNew York Times
China blocks US Navy warship's entry to Hong Kong port as ties between Washington and Beijing circle the drainBusiness Insider
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Hong Kong man, 68, kills ex-wife with knife then leaps to his death from 22-storey building - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong man, 68, kills ex-wife with knife then leaps to his death from 22-storey building
South China Morning Post
An elderly man is believed to have killed his ex-wife with a knife before leaping to his death from the roof of a Hong Kong office block on Wednesday. Initial investigations showed the two had previously argued over money, and this could have sparked ...

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Hong Kong Dollar Slides Most This Year After Surprising Rise - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Hong Kong Dollar Slides Most This Year After Surprising Rise
Bloomberg
Hong Kong's one-month interbank borrowing costs, known as Hibor, jumped the most since December 2008 on Monday, a move that helped narrow its gap with the U.S. rate to the lowest since June. That's made shorting the local currency a less appealing ...
Hong Kong property firms scramble to lure buyers as rate hikes loomMoneycontrol.com

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The prospect of higher interest rates is lighting a fire under the Hong Kong dollar - CNBC

CNBC

The prospect of higher interest rates is lighting a fire under the Hong Kong dollar
CNBC
The Hong Kong dollar is on the move as pressure mounts on local interest rates. The currency is linked to the U.S. dollar, trading in a narrow band that affords opportunity for investors to take advantage of interest rate differentials. The strength of ...



British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month
South China Morning Post
“While we are really grateful to our crew in Hong Kong for all of their hard work and dedication over the years, our strategic model going forward is to operate this route entirely with London-based crew,” a company spokeswoman said, implying that ...

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Tough commute? Transport needs greater consideration in Hong Kong housing plans, legislators argue - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Tough commute? Transport needs greater consideration in Hong Kong housing plans, legislators argue
South China Morning Post
Legislators from the two biggest pro-establishment parties in Hong Kong have called on the government to give greater consideration to transport when developing land for housing, as a five-month public consultation on the issue ended on Wednesday.

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Hotpot chain Haidilao sees shares climb 10% in Hong Kong debut - BBC News

BBC News

Hotpot chain Haidilao sees shares climb 10% in Hong Kong debut
BBC News
Beijing-based international hotpot chain Haidilao saw its shares climb as much as 10% in early trade, as it made its debut in Hong Kong. The firm's retail shares were oversubscribed by more than five times, highlighting the intense interest from investors.
Chinese hotpot chain Haidilao climbs 10% on debut in Hong KongChannel NewsAsia
Chinese hotpot chain Haidilao climbs 10 percent on debut in Hong KongReuters India
Chinese hotpot chain Haidilao fizzles after strong start in Hong Kong debutReuters
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Disappearing act: What happened to Hong Kong's Umbrella Art? - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Disappearing act: What happened to Hong Kong's Umbrella Art?
Channel NewsAsia
HONG KONG: Illuminated under a spotlight at London's British Museum, hand-drawn sketches of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement are part of a new exhibition on dissent that offers a rare glimpse of the artworks produced during the pro-democracy ...

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Tencent's WeChat Pay to allow Hong Kong users to pay for purchases on the mainland - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Tencent's WeChat Pay to allow Hong Kong users to pay for purchases on the mainland
South China Morning Post
Shoppers will soon be able to use the Hong Kong version of the WeChat Pay mobile payment app to pay for purchases at mainland merchants, making it the first Chinese company to let users settle bills on the mainland via Hong Kong dollar. Tencent ...

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