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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UK summons Chinese ambassador after British activist barred from ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

UK summons Chinese ambassador after British activist barred from ...
The Guardian
Benedict Rogers, who was barred from entering Hong Kong, addressing a pro-democracy protest outside the Foreign Office in August. Photograph: Benedict ...
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for $5.15 bnThe Hindu
Hong Kong Property: Li Ka-shing's Record Deal a Sign of Things to ComeBarron's
Hong Kong sports fans have booed China's national anthem for ...Washington Post
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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: Bringing Style And Smarts To Kowloon - Forbes

Forbes

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: Bringing Style And Smarts To Kowloon
Forbes
Let's start with the small stuff, the endless attention to details, that help make The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong a singular environment. For one, the custom fragrance Black Orchid subtly energizes your senses immediately upon your arrival and its calming ...



Hong Kong mulls making drivers report accidents involving cats and dogs - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Hong Kong mulls making drivers report accidents involving cats and dogs
Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE: Hong Kong is considering amending its traffic laws to require drivers who run over cats and dogs to make a police report. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan revealed this in a written reply to a question by Legislative ...

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Wozniacki, Svitolina & Bouchard give back in Hong Kong - WTA Tennis (blog)

WTA Tennis (blog)

Wozniacki, Svitolina & Bouchard give back in Hong Kong
WTA Tennis (blog)
Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Eugenie Bouchard were among the players that led a number of charitable initiatives at last week's Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open - catch up on all the activities here! -A +A. WTA Staff. October 18, 2017 ...

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Xi Says China Will Maintain 'Firm Grasp' on Hong Kong, Warns Against Separatism - Radio Free Asia

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Xi Says China Will Maintain 'Firm Grasp' on Hong Kong, Warns Against Separatism
Radio Free Asia
China will maintain "a firm grasp" on Hong Kong, and exercise full powers of governance in the former British colony, President Xi Jinping told delegates at the ruling Chinese Communist Party's 19th National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday.
HONG KONG PRESS: News Headlines On Thursday, October 19Nikkei Asian Review
Beijing keeping tight grip on Hong Kong and Macau: Xi JinpingEJ Insight (blog)
Hong Kong stocks inch up, gains by developers offset resource firms' lossesDaily Mail
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3 Pavilion Designs Shortlisted in Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition - ArchDaily

ArchDaily

3 Pavilion Designs Shortlisted in Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition
ArchDaily
Pavilion designs by three emerging architecture practices have been chosen as finalists in the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition. Established by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), the competition is the ...



Beautiful Hong Kong is pulsating with life and culture - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampabay.com (blog)

Beautiful Hong Kong is pulsating with life and culture
Tampabay.com (blog)
“Ah money, money, money!" the cabdriver exclaimed with no small sense of sarcasm in his Cantonese-accented English as he waved in the direction of the spectacular skyline of Hong Kong, a city that revels in its reputation as an international financial ...
As a prison sentence looms, a Hong Kong democracy activist remains steadfastAmerica Magazine
Democracy activist jailings: Int'l lawyers 'misunderstand' Hong Kong's legal system, says Carrie Lam and Justice Dept.Hong Kong Free Press

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Opinion: you're deluded if you think independent Hong Kong is a viable option - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Opinion: you're deluded if you think independent Hong Kong is a viable option
South China Morning Post
It was the same during Scotland's referendum on leaving the United Kingdom, in September 2014: Hong Kong independence activists hung on to every poll number as if an independent Scotland was any of their business. It is sad but they are simply ...



Lam's efforts show reviving Hong Kong won't be easy - The Japan News

Lam's efforts show reviving Hong Kong won't be easy
The Japan News
By Marius Zaharia and Anne Marie Roantree / ReutersHONG KONG — Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam showed last week that bringing the mojo back to the territory's once uniquely dynamic economy isn't going to be easy. In her first policy address since ...



Hong Kong developer set to emerge as 28% shareholder of Sapphire Corp - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Hong Kong developer set to emerge as 28% shareholder of Sapphire Corp
THE BUSINESS TIMES
TWO of Sapphire Corp's largest shareholders are selling a 27.96 per cent stake in the company to Hong Kong-listed Hong Kong International Construction Investment Management Group (HKICIM) in a share swap that values Sapphire's shares at 51 ...

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