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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Hong Kong's Democracy Icon Joshua Wong Has Distanced Himself From His Homophobic Dad - TIME

TIME

Hong Kong's Democracy Icon Joshua Wong Has Distanced Himself From His Homophobic Dad
TIME
The 20-year-old poster boy of Hong Kong democracy, Joshua Wong, has distanced himself from his father Roger Wong, who has launched an online campaign against an initiative by HSBC to promote awareness of LGBT rights. The bank has put on ...
China stocks flat as investors watch regulatory moves; Hong Kong upEconomic Times
Hong Kong stocks rise as investors decide to shrug off Italy referendumReuters
Financials extend gains to lift Hong Kong shares by middayNikkei Asian Review
LGBTQ Nation -The Star Online -Arkansas Online
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China Takes Charge In Hong Kong: Will Personal Liberty And Territorial Autonomy Survive? - Forbes

Forbes

China Takes Charge In Hong Kong: Will Personal Liberty And Territorial Autonomy Survive?
Forbes
Hong Kong remains the freest economy on earth, and enjoys the kind of growth one would expect as a result. Its people also exercise the most political and civil liberties of any territory controlled by the People's Republic of China. But the freedom to ...
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement changes strategyAljazeera.com
Hong Kong woman loses HK$8 million in phone scam after transferring money to bank in mainland ChinaSouth China Morning Post
Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks offBBC News
CNBC -Financial Times -Wall Street Journal
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Hong Kong can expect more economic gloom next year, surveys find - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong can expect more economic gloom next year, surveys find
South China Morning Post
Surveys released by Hong Kong's largest business chamber and a global body of professional accountants have revealed gloomy times for the city next year due to economic uncertainties and regulatory changes. The Association of Chartered Certified ...

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Hong Kong Paralympian wants to share passion for sports - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Paralympian wants to share passion for sports
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Paralympian wants to share passion for sports. Charity receives HK$710,000 to serve spinal muscular atrophy patients like top boccia player Ho Yuen-kei. PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 December, 2016, 1:16pm. UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 ...



Why every Hong Kong MTR station is a different colour – the reason may surprise you - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Why every Hong Kong MTR station is a different colour – the reason may surprise you
South China Morning Post
“The Airport Express, Kowloon and Hong Kong stations are all the same grey,” Mead says. “As soon as you go to Kowloon station, as soon as you go to Hong Kong station, you feel like you are at the airport. It's the extension of the airport from Lantau ...



Closure of Ralph Lauren Hong Kong flagship store probably won't be the last given city's poor retail climate - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Closure of Ralph Lauren Hong Kong flagship store probably won't be the last given city's poor retail climate
South China Morning Post
A year later, Ralph Lauren launched its first men's flagship store in Asia in the Landmark Prince's in Hong Kong's Central district, and in October 2014 it opened an enormous “mansion” store at the Lee Gardens complex, presenting accessories, watches ...

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Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate - BBC News

BBC News

Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate
BBC News
One of Hong Kong's icons - a pair of lions guarding the HSBC building - has been given a rainbow-coloured makeover. Replicas of the two lions have been painted as part of the bank's "Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity" campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual ...
HSBC's pro-LGBT rainbow lions draw ire of Hong Kong family groupsSouth China Morning Post

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Top-Tier Hong Kong Developers Cut Loan Costs by as Much as 40% - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Top-Tier Hong Kong Developers Cut Loan Costs by as Much as 40%
Bloomberg
The latest round of financing being raised by Hong Kong real-estate developers Wheelock & Co. Ltd and Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd is likely to drive down loan pricing further as banks compete to lend to corporates by lowering interest rates and fees.

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Shareholders Lose 99% as Hong Kong Rights Offerings Go Wrong - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Shareholders Lose 99% as Hong Kong Rights Offerings Go Wrong
Bloomberg
After saddling investors with a 99.99 percent loss over the past five years, the Hong Kong-listed property firm is asking shareholders to plow fresh capital into the business for the eighth time in five years. Eminence plans to raise at least HK$478.2 ...
Daniel Lee, independent bookseller in Hong Kong: 'Our future looks very grim'Deutsche Welle

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leadership race unlikely to be 'gentlemen's fight', Rita Fan says - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

leadership race unlikely to be 'gentlemen's fight', Rita Fan says
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong leadership race unlikely to be 'gentlemen's fight', Rita Fan says amid rift at top of government. Apparent dispute between Leung Chun-ying and finance chief John Tsang over lawmakers' questions has affected government's image, ...
Hong Kong Extends Purge of Pro-Democracy Lawmakers As Political Tensions RiseRadio Free Asia

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