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's refugee shame - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Hong Kong's refugee shame
Aljazeera.com
The refugees who do make it to Hong Kong have fled torture and persecution in conflict-ridden hotspots like the Congo, Central African Republic and Afghanistan. Sometimes they escape with their children in tow. They arrive in the belief that Hong Kong ...



Fort Street Studio Opens a Luxe Hong Kong Showroom - Architectural Digest (blog)

Fort Street Studio Opens a Luxe Hong Kong Showroom
Architectural Digest (blog)
To China, specifically, where the energetic founders of Fort Street Studio—the acclaimed Manhattan atelier for marvelously modern wild-silk carpets—have opened a showroom in Hong Kong's burgeoning Wong Chuk Hang arts-and-design district.



Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides' - South China Morning Post

Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'
South China Morning Post
Sewage from the mainland is fuelling an increase of harmful algal blooms - known as red tides - in Hong Kong waters, according to a leading scientist. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science and technology and an expert ...



Restrictions on road use are killing our sport, says Hong Kong Cycling Association - South China Morning Post

Restrictions on road use are killing our sport, says Hong Kong Cycling Association
South China Morning Post
The Hong Kong Cycling Association is on a collision course with authorities in the wake of tightened measures on cyclists' road use that threaten their youth training programmes. While senior Hong Kong team members are based in China for training, the ...



Hong Kong Stocks Rise on US Data; Citic Pacific Drops - Bloomberg

New York Times

Hong Kong Stocks Rise on US Data; Citic Pacific Drops
Bloomberg
Hong Kong stocks rose, with the benchmark index gaining for a second day, after better-than-expected U.S. industrial production boosted optimism in the world's largest economy. Citic Pacific Ltd. led declines after agreeing to buy its parent's ...
Citic Group Seeks $36.5 Billion in Hong Kong ListingNew York Times
Firm Start Tipped For Hong Kong SharesNASDAQ
Citic Pacific to Buy Parent's AssetsWall Street Journal
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China, Hong Kong shares rise, unruffled by slower Chinese GDP growth - Reuters UK

Economic Times

China, Hong Kong shares rise, unruffled by slower Chinese GDP growth
Reuters UK
BEIJING, April 16 (Reuters) - Chinese and Hong Kong investors shrugged off China's first quarter growth that was the slowest in 18 months, leaving all major indices in positive territory on Wednesday. On the mainland some of the strongest gains came ...
Hong Kong Shares End Little Changed After China Growth ReportWall Street Journal
Hong Kong Stocks Decline Most in a Month on China DataBloomberg
Hong Kong regulators move to safeguard bank liquidityFinancial Times
South China Morning Post -SBS
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Ancient Chinese Erotic Art Exhibition Unveiled for First Time in Hong Kong - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UK

Ancient Chinese Erotic Art Exhibition Unveiled for First Time in Hong Kong
International Business Times UK
The more mischievous side of Ancient China is set to be unveiled to the world in a new erotic art exhibition. Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery is presenting the exhibition entitled: Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China – the first of its kind ever to ...
Sotheby's Hong Kong presents part of Ferdinand M Bertholet Collection from ...Economic Times
China's 'lost' sexual past is laid bare in Sotheby's erotic art exhibitSouth China Morning Post

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Hong Kong style fees for IPO bankers? - Economic Times

Economic Times

Hong Kong style fees for IPO bankers?
Economic Times
While the e-commerce giant is preparing for an IPO in New York, performance incentives are common in Hong Kong and have been used by companies including Agricultural Bank of China. In US IPOs most of the fees typically go to one or two firms picked to ...
Investors want Hong Kong's IPO rules unchangedSouth China Morning Post
Hong Kong IPO Structure Is Fine as Is, Investor Survey FindsNew York Times
Fund managers against Hong Kong easing listing rulesFinancial Times
Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Masses of Mercedes Thicken Hong Kong Air-Pollution Mess - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Masses of Mercedes Thicken Hong Kong Air-Pollution Mess
Bloomberg
Toxic air caused 3,279 premature deaths last year in the city that means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, contributing to more than 5.5 million doctor visits in the metropolis of 7.2 million, according to an index developed by the University of Hong Kong ...
Former Miss Hong Kong quits TVB, sells fish balls in Causeway BayStraits Times

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Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future - South China Morning Post

Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong needs more space. The city is known for its bustling streets, thriving business community and iconic skyscrapers. On many fronts, Hong Kong is seen as one of Asia's greatest cities. It is a hard-earned position based on sound long-term ...
Top 7 things to do in Hong Kong on a vacationDaily Bhaskar
Revamped website on "Study in Hong Kong" launched7thSpace Interactive (press release)
HK Recommended to Set up Statutory Maritime BodyCRIENGLISH.com

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