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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Alibaba to roll out Alipay in Hong Kong - Financial Times

Reuters

Alibaba to roll out Alipay in Hong Kong
Financial Times
Hong Kong, by contrast, is a small market of just 7m people and one that is already well-served by credit cards. Venetia Lee, general manager of AlipayHK said the average person in the territory has four cards. Also popular is the stored value Octopus ...
Transaction app Alipay launches first non-yuan version in Hong KongReuters
Alipay moves into local currency payments in Hong KongFinextra

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Plane Skids Off Hong Kong Airport Runway During Rainstorm - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

South China Morning Post

Plane Skids Off Hong Kong Airport Runway During Rainstorm
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
HONG KONGA China Eastern Airlines Corp. plane slid off the runway as it landed in Hong Kong on Wednesday during heavy rain, triggering extensive flight disruptions. There were no injuries, but two passengers were taken to the hospital after they ...
China Eastern plane slides off runway after landing at Hong Kong International Airport in downpourSouth China Morning Post
Hong Kong Airport Reopens Runway Shut After Plane Skids in RainBloomberg
Hong Kong stocks: caught shortFinancial Times
Reuters -Business Standard
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Heavy downpour brings disruption to Hong Kong - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Heavy downpour brings disruption to Hong Kong
Channel NewsAsia
HONG KONG: Heavy rainfall lashed Hong Kong on Wednesday (May 24) bringing severe disruption to many parts of the city. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning to indicate that rainfall exceeding 70mm an hour fell over, or is ...
Bangladeshi man falls to death from cliff shortly after entering Hong Kong illegally by boatSouth China Morning Post
Hong Kong thrown into chaos as severe rainstorm batters the city, plane skids off runwayShanghaiist
Illegal immigrant falls to death during rainstorm after entering Hong Kong by boatCoconuts

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What Hong Kong can learn from the EU about freedoms and the rule of law - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

What Hong Kong can learn from the EU about freedoms and the rule of law
South China Morning Post
March marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which founded the European Union. This week, many leading EU scholars are in Hong Kong to discuss the bloc's contribution to the rule of law and the protection of human rights in Europe over the ...



WuXi Biologics to launch $513 mln Hong Kong IPO on Thursday -IFR - Nasdaq

WuXi Biologics to launch $513 mln Hong Kong IPO on Thursday -IFR
Nasdaq
HONG KONG, May 24 (Reuters) - WuXi Biologics (Cayman) Inc, a Chinese contract drug research and development company, plans to launch on Thursday an initial public offering of up to $513 million in Hong Kong, IFR reported, citing people close to the ...

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers - The Independent

The Independent

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers
The Independent
Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber's operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, which in ...
21 Uber Drivers Arrested by Hong Kong PoliceFortune
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdownNew Zealand Herald
Why Hong Kong won't give green light to UberEJ Insight
South China Morning Post -Channel NewsAsia
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8 league titles, 7 T20 crowns, Hong Kong captain and she's only 21 Mariko Hill - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

8 league titles, 7 T20 crowns, Hong Kong captain and she's only 21 Mariko Hill
South China Morning Post
The Hong Kong Cricket Club Willow Wielders player started when she was 14 and is already one of the most decorated women's cricketers in Asia after her team won an eighth straight Women's League crown. They were beaten by HKCC Cavaliers in the T20 ...

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Hong Kong teacher who conquered Everest braved death to teach students a life lesson - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong teacher who conquered Everest braved death to teach students a life lesson
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong teacher Ada Tsang Yin-hung does not simply pay lip service to education. To inspire her students, she quit her job and conquered the world's tallest peak after narrowly escaping death on her previous attempts. Speaking to the Post from ...

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Male and stale? Hong Kong's first female leader finalising cabinet lacking fresh talent or women - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Male and stale? Hong Kong's first female leader finalising cabinet lacking fresh talent or women
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's incoming leader, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, is preparing to submit her final cabinet line-up to Beijing for approval within days, with a shortage of new names reflecting her difficulties in finding fresh talent. At least 14 candidates for ...

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Chinese immigration officers to exercise full powers at Hong Kong's West Kowloon terminus - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Chinese immigration officers to exercise full powers at Hong Kong's West Kowloon terminus
South China Morning Post
Mainland officers will be allowed to fully enforce national laws in the immigration hall and on express trains in Hong Kong under a consensus reached on the joint checkpoint arrangement for the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou, the Post has learned.