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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One Country, Two Systems: Hong Kong Concern Grows Over China Clampdown - Voice of America

Voice of America

One Country, Two Systems: Hong Kong Concern Grows Over China Clampdown
Voice of America
Hong Kong Democratic Party Chair Emily Lau equates the policy to a firewall between the central Communist government and Hong Kong, designed to preserve local freedoms following the 1997 handoff from Britain to Beijing. In late 2015, five Hong Kong ...
Hong Kong Stocks Tumble Most in Four Months as HSBC Leads LossesBloomberg
'Brexit' Vote Batters British Banks in Hong KongWall Street Journal
New players diversify Hong Kong media sceneThe Straits Times
South China Morning Post -Financial Times
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Legal bid re-ignites airport favouritism row over Hong Kong leader and the bag his daughter left behind - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Legal bid re-ignites airport favouritism row over Hong Kong leader and the bag his daughter left behind
South China Morning Post
Three Hong Kong flight attendants are making a legal bid which looks set to re-ignite the favouritism row which engulfed Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his family over a bag his daughter left behind at the city's airport. The trio of Hong Kong ...



The Hong Kong woman who's rolling in money - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong woman who's rolling in money
South China Morning Post
“Coins still have value in Hong Kong, and we help save a lot of money by recycling them back in the market,” insists Lydia Yip Siu-ming, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Head of Currency and Settlement Division, whose idea of introducing a pair of ...



Planning to go to Hong Kong anytime soon? You might want to say no after reading this - India Today

India Today

Planning to go to Hong Kong anytime soon? You might want to say no after reading this
India Today
Planning to move? Take a look at the list of the world's 10 most expensive cities before you take the life-changing step. IndiaToday.in | Posted by Anvita Singh. desk-itgd@intoday.com. June 24, 2016 | UPDATED 14:23 IST. A +A -. Hong Kong is the most ...
Hong Kong named most expensive city for expatriates, Shanghai takes 7th placeShanghaiist
Hong Kong world's most expensive city for expats, Taipei 43rd: surveyFocus Taiwan News Channel
Hong Kong is Most Expensive in the World for ExpatsNorthEast Today
Pulse.com.gh
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Hong Kong retirement protection debate prompts protests and criticism - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong retirement protection debate prompts protests and criticism
South China Morning Post
The issue of retirement protection is crucial for Hong Kong which, like many developed countries, is tackling problems arising from a rapidly ageing population and shrinking workforce. There were about 1.07 million Hongkongers aged 65 or over in 2014 ...



How Hong Kong's homeless live on footbridge with clutter, litter and bird droppings - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

How Hong Kong's homeless live on footbridge with clutter, litter and bird droppings
South China Morning Post
He acknowledged the plight of the homeless in Hong Kong: “In a town of such wealth, [street sleepers] should not exist.” According to the Social Welfare Department, there are five street sleepers at the Tong Shui Road footbridge. When the Post visited ...

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Photos of 'unimaginable' Hong Kong fire released for first time - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Photos of 'unimaginable' Hong Kong fire released for first time
South China Morning Post
Photos of 'unimaginable' Hong Kong fire released for first time. Firefighters say scene inside still-burning industrial building is 'very unique'. PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 June, 2016, 7:57pm. UPDATED : Friday, 24 June, 2016, 8:47pm. Comments: Phila Siu.
Firefighter killed in Hong Kong industrial building blazeShanghai Daily (subscription)
Second firefighter killed as Ngau Tau Kok blaze rages on for 4th dayCoconuts Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's Likely Return as Top IPO Market Not All Rosy - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong's Likely Return as Top IPO Market Not All Rosy
Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong is on track to contend as the world's top initial-public-offering market this year. But shares in the biggest IPOs haven't been doing well, and bankers are tapping state-run Chinese entities, rather than global investors, to get many of the ...
RPT-DEALTALK-Hong Kong's cornerstone investors dominate but drain IPOs of vitalityReuters

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HKMA Chief: Hong Kong Dollar Exchange Rates, Interest Rates Remain Stable After 'Brexit' - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

HKMA Chief: Hong Kong Dollar Exchange Rates, Interest Rates Remain Stable After 'Brexit'
Wall Street Journal
The Hong Kong dollar was pegged at HK$7.80 to the dollar in 1983 to instill confidence after the agreement for the city's handover to Chinese rule in 1997. Since then, the HKMA has been charged with keeping the currency within a narrow band around that ...
Hong Kong can turn Brexit challenges into opportunities, says CY LeungSouth China Morning Post
Monetary Authority chief: Hong Kong dollar exchange stable but future difficult to predictHong Kong Free Press

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Blame Hong Kong's failures of government on Carrie Lam and Co, not our political system - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Blame Hong Kong's failures of government on Carrie Lam and Co, not our political system
South China Morning Post
As for Tsang, here is an amiable individual who has missed seven budget opportunities to address Hong Kong's warped revenue structure. Indeed, he has further narrowed the tax base. And while lecturing the public on the dangers of social spending, he ...