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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Crackdown Threat Looms Over Hong Kong Protests - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Crackdown Threat Looms Over Hong Kong Protests
Wall Street Journal
As the threat of renewed confrontation builds between police and protesters in Hong Kong, the threat of a crackdown by local police or, as a last resort, by mainland Chinese forces remains a possibility. Beijing and Hong Kong's leaders have said the ...
Hong Kong Stands UpTIME
Hong Kong Isn't the Only Protest Chinese Leaders Are Worried AboutBusinessweek
Hong Kong protesters urged to clear the streets as deadline nearsThe Guardian
New York Times -NBCNews.com
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Hong Kong Democracy Protests Carry a Christian Mission for Some - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Democracy Protests Carry a Christian Mission for Some
Wall Street Journal
Churches are deeply embedded into the fabric of Hong Kong society, in contrast to mainland China, where religion is strictly controlled. The Catholic Church established a foothold in the former colony in 1841, the very year that the British wrested ...
Cardinals urge government to break political deadlock in Hong KongCatholic Herald Online

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Hong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continue - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continue
The Guardian
Beijing hardened its line on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Thursday, as students sat in front of government offices in the region demanding the chief executive's resignation by the end of the day. The official People's Daily newspaper, the ...



China tells US not to meddle in Hong Kong - Aljazeera.com

The Guardian

China tells US not to meddle in Hong Kong
Aljazeera.com
China's foreign minister has warned the United States and other foreign countries not to meddle in China's "internal affairs", as the country continues to grapple with the escalating protests in Hong Kong. Wang Yi issued the statement on Wednesday ...
Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs'The Guardian
Hong Kong protests: Did China go back on its promises?BBC News
WeChat allegedly censoring photos from Hong Kong protestsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
The Verge -euronews -Zee News
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China doesn't know how to respond to Hong Kong's umbrella revolution - The Guardian

The Guardian

China doesn't know how to respond to Hong Kong's umbrella revolution
The Guardian
Unfortunately, force is all the Hong Kong government has at its disposal, and if it comes to the point that People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops barracked in Hong Kong have to be used to disperse protesters, it would be a PR disaster for both Hong ...



China is Hong Kong's future – not its enemy - The Guardian

The Guardian

China is Hong Kong's future – not its enemy
The Guardian
If the present unrest continues, then a conceivable backstop might be to continue indefinitely with the status quo, which, from the point of view of democratic change, both in Hong Kong and China, would be a retrograde step. More likely is that the ...



New Yorkers Stand in Solidarity With Hong Kong Protesters - Newsweek

Newsweek

New Yorkers Stand in Solidarity With Hong Kong Protesters
Newsweek
As protesters in Hong Kong continue to campaign for universal suffrage from China, New Yorkers are gathering to show their support. “Democracy is a right too many people are denied,” said Athena Cheung, one of the speakers at a rally in Times Square ...
New York, Boston Show Support for Hong KongNBCNews.com
Hong Kong protests: Shocking video shows police pepper spraying elderly man ...The Independent
US Student Rallies Support Hong Kong ProtestersABC News
Telegraph.co.uk -International Business Times -Mashable
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Hong Kong Protests Put Brake on Tourism - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protests Put Brake on Tourism
Wall Street Journal
While official estimates aren't yet available, Ricky Tse Kam-ting, chairman of the Hong Kong Inbound Tour Operators Association, estimated that tourist numbers are significantly lower than usual. Normally, he said, the industry would cater to 350 tour ...



Hong Kong Protests Extend Beyond Organizers' Grasp - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protests Extend Beyond Organizers' Grasp
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—Thousands of protesters paralyzed more busy streets in Hong Kong, in actions not sanctioned by the three local groups that launched the city's pro-democracy movement. On Wednesday, protesters took over a stretch of Canton Road, blocking ...



Hong Kong's Albert Ho: I Will Take A Bullet For Democracy - NBCNews.com

Hong Kong's Albert Ho: I Will Take A Bullet For Democracy
NBCNews.com
A leading Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker said Thursday he was prepared to take a bullet if demonstrations turn violent. Albert Ho, a 65-year-old activist and former chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, said he was willing to make a "sacrifice ...