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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One of the World's Most Prominent Nepali Communities Mobilizes After the Quake - TIME

TIME

One of the World's Most Prominent Nepali Communities Mobilizes After the Quake
TIME
On Sunday, Urmila Ghale, a 27-year-old Nepali woman working in Hong Kong's construction sector, had only a few minutes to answer a call from her injured brother. He relayed the news that five members of her family had died in Nepal's Gurkha district ...

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For Hong Kong regulator, HSBC presents major challenges - Reuters

Reuters

For Hong Kong regulator, HSBC presents major challenges
Reuters
HSBC said on Friday it had ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, saying the move came in response to shareholder prompting. HSBC shares have rallied in London ...
Nepalese groups in Hong Kong, charities gear up to help quake victimsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
HSBC's HK stock jumps on threatened HQ moveFinancial Times
HSBC relocation: here's how the bank will decide whether (or not) to leave UKThe Guardian

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Hong Kong shares end flat, oil giants slump - Reuters UK

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Hong Kong shares end flat, oil giants slump
Reuters UK
After a surge early this month that was triggered by Beijing's move to let mainland mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares through a key cross-border investment scheme, the Hong Kong market has entered a period of consolidation on signs on waning investor ...
Chinese shares fall as small-caps slump; Hong Kong slipsHindu Business Line
HSBC stock soars in late entry to Hong Kong market's rallySouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong stock up on HSBC, state firm merger hopesDaily Times
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Shanghai shares tumble after regulator's warning, while Hong Kong market ends ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Shanghai shares tumble after regulator's warning, while Hong Kong market ends ...
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Shares in Shanghai slumped on Tuesday after the mainland China securities regulator issued a fresh warning against speculation in the market, while Hong Kong's benchmark index pared earlier losses to end flat. The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled ...
Huatai Securities Seeks Hong Kong ListingWall Street Journal
How would a China crisis affect Hong Kong?EJ Insight
Hong Kong stocks close flatThe Australian
Bangkok Post -Reuters UK
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Nepalese Living in Hong Kong Organize Earthquake Relief Efforts - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Nepalese Living in Hong Kong Organize Earthquake Relief Efforts
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Nepalese residents in Hong Kong worried over missing relatives back home and started to organize relief efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake Saturday. Hong Kong has a long-established Nepalese community of about 40,000 people, most of ...
Four Hongkongers missing after Nepal earthquake found safe and wellSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Daughter of Christine Fang safe after killer quake in NepalEJ Insight

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Why are Hong Kong's proposed electoral changes so controversial? - BBC News

BBC News

Why are Hong Kong's proposed electoral changes so controversial?
BBC News
At least 11 democracy activists in Hong Kong were arrested over the weekend, allegedly for vandalism or assaulting police officers. It came a few days after the Hong Kong government unveiled a highly controversial proposal for selecting the city's next ...

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Eight arrested as Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Eight arrested as Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters
Yahoo News
Hong Kong (AFP) - Eight people were arrested in Hong Kong late Sunday after scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest, as tensions rise following the launch of a controversial election roadmap.
Eight arrested as Hong Kong protesters besiege Mong Kok police stationSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests: 8 People Arrested, Police Use Pepper ...International Business Times
Hong Kong police pepper spray pro-democracy protesters9news.com.au

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Australian Tim Cutler appointed first-ever Hong Kong Cricket Association CEO - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Australian Tim Cutler appointed first-ever Hong Kong Cricket Association CEO
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The Hong Kong Cricket Association has taken a leaf out of the book of leading associate member Ireland, and appointed a full-time chief executive to oversee all aspects of the game from the grass roots to the national level where the men's senior team ...



Tiananmen vigil organiser says Hong Kong student group's departure won't hurt ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Tiananmen vigil organiser says Hong Kong student group's departure won't hurt ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The federation, a student body behind the Occupy movement, decided earlier this month to quit the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movement of China as the federation's member universities could not reach a consensus agreement to ...
How Beijing is projecting soft power in our schoolsEJ Insight
Federation to give June 4 vigil a missHong Kong Standard

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Future of Hong Kong's container port industry in jeopardy - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Future of Hong Kong's container port industry in jeopardy
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong's port industry faces such a crossroads, either to prosper by maximising the use of its existing Kwai Tsing port facilities or to stop investing and watch shipping lines move their ship calls to other regional ports. The Kwai Tsing container ...
Fair Winds Law Means Better Air For Hong KongForbes
Hong Kong loses out to Singapore in race to develop Asian shipping hubHellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hong Kong calls for government support to preserve port competitivenessContainer Management

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