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 fines SBI branch for anti-money-laundering lapses - Times of India

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Hong Kong fines SBI branch for anti-money-laundering lapses
Times of India
"We fully support the HKMA's efforts to ensure high standards of due diligence and monitoring among Hong Kong's financial institutions. As noted by the HKMA, we have undertaken very positive and intensive remediation work to address their findings ...
Hong Kong fines SBI for anti money-laundering lapsesReuters
Hong Kong fines SBI for anti-money laundering law violationFirstpost
Hong Kong fines SBI for breaching money laundering lawsIndia Today

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Yuen Kwok-yung: Hong Kong's globally renowned virus hunter - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Yuen Kwok-yung: Hong Kong's globally renowned virus hunter
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Yuen Kwok-yung has built up his reputation as a virus hunter. Photo: Nora TamUniversity of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, who today resigned from the institution's council, became a globally renowned virus hunter after he made significant ...

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PRESS DIGEST - Hong Kong - July 31 - Reuters

PRESS DIGEST - Hong Kong - July 31
Reuters
The pay gap between men and women in Hong Kong has widened since 2011, according the Census and Statistics Department. Men receive a mean monthly salary of HK$15,000 ($1,935), which is HK$2,500 more than that of women. This gap has widened ...

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Selfish attitudes now evident in Hong Kong society - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Selfish attitudes now evident in Hong Kong society
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Recently, I witnessed several incidents that made me realise the bleak future Hong Kong has with its current citizens. One morning earlier this month, I was having breakfast with a client. He noticed that a young man, aged around 17, had dropped his ...

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Hong Kong women protest jail time for a “breast assault” with photos of their ... - Quartz

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Hong Kong women protest jail time for a “breast assault” with photos of their ...
Quartz
... when Ng's lawyer said she insisted her innocence and chose to “retain her integrity rather than lie … in exchange for a lighter sentence.” Around 200 protested at Hong Kong's High Court on July 26, holding placards reading “A breast is NOT a weapon!
Hong Kong study uncovers immune system key to Mers high death rateSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Universities are the new battleground for democracy in Hong KongBusiness Insider
A Hong Kong Woman Got Sentenced for Assaulting a Police Officer With Her BreastTIME
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Nicola Sturgeon, visiting China and Hong Kong, raises her profile and promotes ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Nicola Sturgeon, visiting China and Hong Kong, raises her profile and promotes ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Not surprisingly, given the sensitivity of the issue of independence in these parts, Scotland's first minister - a position within the United Kingdom's political structure which, for the uninitiated, is a bit like that of the Hong Kong Chief Executive ...
Nicola Sturgeon hails Hong Kong carbon innovation centreBBC News
Embrace the opportunity Hong Kong gives small firmsScotsman
Sturgeon tells Hong Kong: "Seek peaceful change ... like we did in Scotland"The National
NewsOK.com -Scottish Construction Now
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Hong Kong government, Philippines and Indonesia urged to set up group to ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong government, Philippines and Indonesia urged to set up group to ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The Hong Kong government and administrations of countries which send domestic helpers to the city should set up an inter-governmental working group to tackle the problems that maids face here, Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said.



Why does Hong Kong treat Bruce Lee like an outcast and refuse to honour its ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Why does Hong Kong treat Bruce Lee like an outcast and refuse to honour its ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
And look at us in Hong Kong, still unwilling to pay official tribute to our biggest hero. We can't even name a road after him – Arbuthnot, Cadogan, Gutzlaff, Lambeth, pick any name except that of the most recognisable and idolised Hongkonger ever.



Support Hong Kong mums so they don't give up on breastfeeding - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Support Hong Kong mums so they don't give up on breastfeeding
South China Morning Post (subscription)
In Hong Kong, these benefits are increasingly being recognised by mothers and families. According to an annual survey conducted by Unicef, the breastfeeding rate upon discharge from maternity units in our city has risen from 19 per cent in 1992 to 84 ...

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China securities regulator asks for stock trading records from Hong Kong and ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

China securities regulator asks for stock trading records from Hong Kong and ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
China is asking foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources with direct knowledge of the requests told Reuters, extending its pursuit of investors shorting Chinese stocks to overseas ...
China securities regulator says had no direct contact with Hong Kong brokeragesEconomic Times
Exclusive: China watchdog extends pursuit of short sellers to HK, Singapore ...Reuters

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