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 - Wikipedia
Hong Kong - CIA World Fact Book
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Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' Nancy Kissel loses final bid to appeal - South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' Nancy Kissel loses final bid to appeal
South China Morning Post
The family of murdered banker Robert Kissel have welcomed the top court's decision to refuse his wife's final chance to overturn her conviction for killing him. In a written statement the family said Nancy Kissell had been motivated by "insatiable ...
Hong Kong's 'milkshake murderer' loses bid for final appealReuters
Last Appeal Bid Rejected In Hong Kong 'Milkshake Murder'Huffington Post
Hong Kong rejects American Nancy Kissel's final appeal bid in “milkshake ...CBS News

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Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted - Inquirer.net

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Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
Inquirer.net
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a ...
Hong Kong may make 'positive' announcement on Manila hostage tragedy today ...South China Morning Post
Hong Kong and Philippines settle spat over 2010 bus tragedyReuters
China reacts to Erap's Hong Kong tripPhilippine Star
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One Day and 10 Ways to Visit Hong Kong on the Cheap - Huffington Post

One Day and 10 Ways to Visit Hong Kong on the Cheap
Huffington Post
If I were a Looney Toons character, I would read the above title and promptly respond with, "Succotash!" I would leave out the "Sufferin'" because anything containing "Hong Kong" and "on the cheap" in one phrase is such a ludicrous combination that it ...

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Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580000 Shenzhen ... - South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580000 Shenzhen ...
South China Morning Post
A Hong Kong man was arrested with stacks of cash strapped to his body on Wednesday as he was suspected of attempting to smuggle over half a million US dollars across the border into Shenzhen. The man was trying to cross Sha Tau Kok customs at ...
Man with huge US dollars arrested while heading to Hong KongZee News
Schoolchildren used to smuggle iPhones into China, report saysCNET
Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in ChinaRegister

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Chinese Toddler Pees in Hong Kong Street, Reignites Ethnic Mud-Slinging - Vocativ

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Chinese Toddler Pees in Hong Kong Street, Reignites Ethnic Mud-Slinging
Vocativ
“If we keep a rational, friendly and pragmatic attitude and do not exaggerate,” said the head of China's Central Liaison Office in Hong Kong last February, “no problem is insoluble.” And then along came a peeing Chinese toddler. It was a minor incident ...
Hong Kong business elite demand 2017 universal suffrage in open letterSouth China Morning Post
Chinese child urinates in public, triggers spat between Hong Kong, ChinaDeccan Chronicle
Backlash Over Hong Kong's Treatment of Mainland VisitorsNew York Times (blog)
Wall Street Journal (blog) -Reuters UK -Shanghai Daily (subscription)
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CNR faces hard sell in Hong Kong after offering gets all-clear - South China Morning Post

CNR faces hard sell in Hong Kong after offering gets all-clear
South China Morning Post
China CNR, the nation's second-biggest maker of trains, is planning to launch its US$1.5 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong in the second week of May after receiving approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday. CNR's deal comes at a ...

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Hong Kong Howls, But 88% of Mainland Chinese Don't Mind Public Urination - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Hong Kong Howls, But 88% of Mainland Chinese Don't Mind Public Urination
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A quick scan of the top Chinese headlines offers a hint. For the past couple days, virtually every news portal in the country has devoted top real estate to the story of yet another fight in Hong Kong over a child from the mainland evacuating his ...



No sorry to Hong Kong from PNoy, just regrets - ABS CBN News

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No sorry to Hong Kong from PNoy, just regrets
ABS CBN News
Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras clarified these Thursday in Malacañang after the Philippines and Hong Kong ended their diplomatic row over the demand for a public apology from Manila over the death of Hong Kong tourists in the Manila hostage crisis in ...
Injured Hong Kong tourist thanks PNoy for helping her recoverInterAksyon
Hong Kong, Philippines Mend Fences Over Bus Hostage IncidentWall Street Journal (blog)
Philippines, Hong Kong Reach Accord on 2010 Hostage KillingsVoice of America
South China Morning Post -Sun.Star -Inquirer.net
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Hugh Bowman believes time is ripe to strike in Hong Kong - Newcastle Herald

Hugh Bowman believes time is ripe to strike in Hong Kong
Newcastle Herald
The time is finally right for new dad Hugh Bowman to test the waters in Hong Kong as he seeks more challenges in a career that has him topping his field. For the next three months he will ply his trade Hong Kong and look to gain the experience that has ...

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Hong Kong Lifts Philippine Sanctions Over Hostage Crisis - Bloomberg

Hong Kong Lifts Philippine Sanctions Over Hostage Crisis
Bloomberg
Hong Kong lifted sanctions against the Philippines after the two governments agreed to resolve a diplomatic dispute over the handling of a hostage crisis in Manila in 2010 that killed eight tourists. Philippines expressed its “most sorrowful regret and ...