Hong Kong

Country Hong Kong
Capital Hong Kong
Continent Asia
Currency Hong Kong dollar(HKD)
Languages Chinese & English

Hong Kong

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Introduction

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
Hong Kong - BBC
Hong Kong - Timeline - BBC

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Frustration and fear in divided Hong Kong - BBC News

BBC News

Frustration and fear in divided Hong Kong
BBC News
Two years after taking part in the famous Umbrella Movement, 25-year-old Edward Leung is back on the streets of Hong Kong with a blunt assessment of political progress. "I was a peaceful protester. But what have we achieved? Nothing." This week the ...
Hong Kong election watchdog has no sway over returning officers' decisions, chairman saysSouth China Morning Post
How Beijing's breach of One Country Two Systems' gave birth to the Hong Kong independence movementHong Kong Free Press

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Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels
Aljazeera.com
Airin and her friends are rooftoppers in Hong Kong. They refuse to play by the rules and sneak to the top of the city's soaring skyscrapers. But their high-rise antics are not just for thrills. Two years after the pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" was ...

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Superloop records AU$7.2m net loss amid Singapore, Hong Kong expansion - ZDNet

ZDNet

Superloop records AU$7.2m net loss amid Singapore, Hong Kong expansion
ZDNet
"The Asia-Pacific region is predicted to overtake North America as the largest generator of cloud traffic in the world, and Hong Kong and Singapore have become the established hubs for datacentres and international submarine cable capacity in the region.

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Chinese Olympic medallists continue tour of Hong Kong with event for young sports lovers - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Chinese Olympic medallists continue tour of Hong Kong with event for young sports lovers
South China Morning Post
China's visiting Olympians continued their meet-and-greet tour around Hong Kong on its third day, demonstrating their medal-winning skills in matches with young sports lovers at the Sports Institute in Sha Tin. About 300 secondary school students from ...
Hong Kong Stocks Decline as Fed Bets Sink Property DevelopersBloomberg
Hong Kong property stocks fall on US rate hike concernNikkei Asian Review
Could Hong Kong ever become a nation state?Hong Kong Free Press
CCTV -China.org.cn
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Ant Financial, Tencent-Backed Zhongan Favors IPO in Hong Kong - Bloomberg

Ant Financial, Tencent-Backed Zhongan Favors IPO in Hong Kong
Bloomberg
Zhongan Online P&C Insurance Co., with more than 400 million customers, is targeting an initial public offering in the next 12 to 18 months with a preference to list in Hong Kong. The company would consider a pre-IPO private funding round to attract ...



Can Merlin cast a spell on Hong Kong as he comes in to provide hi-tech boost ahead of Ireland clash? - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Can Merlin cast a spell on Hong Kong as he comes in to provide hi-tech boost ahead of Ireland clash?
South China Morning Post
The machine that helped past England batsmen deal with spin wizards Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan is preparing Hong Kong's top order for their Ireland clash starting on Tuesday. The Merlin machine can be tuned to replicate certain bowlers and ...



Pullman's Park Lane Hong Kong's HK$300M Overhaul Includes New Rooftop Venue SKYE - Forbes

Forbes

Pullman's Park Lane Hong Kong's HK$300M Overhaul Includes New Rooftop Venue SKYE
Forbes
As The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman's Hotel's HK$300 million transformation (or around $38.6 million) nears completion, one of the changes include its rooftop restaurant and bar Riva and the Deck on the 27th floor, now called “SKYE.” An entirely ...



Billions could be shaved off Hong Kong's huge major projects bill - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Billions could be shaved off Hong Kong's huge major projects bill
South China Morning Post
The body was set up in June to address significant cost blowouts in some major projects, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and West Kowloon Cultural District, ...



And they're off! Hong Kong's first home-made plane to attempt round the world trip takes flight - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

And they're off! Hong Kong's first home-made plane to attempt round the world trip takes flight
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong's first home-made plane to attempt to fly around the world took off from the city's airport on Sunday morning, marking a major breakthrough for local aviation. Pilot Hank Cheng and co-pilot Gary Tat set off in their Inspiration B-KOO plane ...
Hong Kong's First Homebuilt Aircraft Takes Off on a Round-the-World TripHK Magazine

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Hong Kong a winter wonderland - Star2.com

Star2.com

Hong Kong a winter wonderland
Star2.com
Every year end, Hong Kong will be lit up like a Christmas tree as the festive cheer is turned on with winter celebrations at every corner. Here, we will show you the fun, food and festivities that you can indulge yourself in during the most magical ...