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
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NZ beat Australia in Hong Kong Sevens group - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

NZ beat Australia in Hong Kong Sevens group
Sydney Morning Herald
Defending champions New Zealand beat Australia in the most anticipated second-day clash of the Hong Kong Sevens Saturday, as the arch-rivals prepare to take each other on in the cricket World Cup. All Blacks coach Gordon Tietjens said before the ...
New Zealand, Fiji make quarterfinals at Hong Kong SevensYahoo News
Hong Kong Sevens: England live by their wits to beat Wales in Sevens openerThe Independent
Lack-lustre New Zealand held to draw by Portugal at Hong Kong SevensStuff.co.nz
TVNZ -South China Morning Post (subscription)
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China to let mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares via 'connector': regulator - Reuters

Reuters

China to let mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares via 'connector': regulator
Reuters
Giving mainland funds access to Hong Kong shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect will promote product and business innovation, and be good for steady development of the connect scheme, Deng Ge, spokesman for the China Securities ...
GF Securities Plans Hong Kong IPO of Up to $3.6 BillionWall Street Journal
Hong Kong stock index ends flat; banks fall but property stocks upReuters UK
GF Securities Seeks Up to $3.6 Billion in Hong Kong OfferingBloomberg
MarketWatch -Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
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Top 7 weirdest reviews for Hong Kong attractions on TripAdvisor - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Top 7 weirdest reviews for Hong Kong attractions on TripAdvisor
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Some visitors to Asia's World City did not seem to have had a good time at famous tourist spots in Hong Kong, as they made very clear on the travel review site TripAdvisor. Here's the best of the worst. 1. Hong Kong Skyline: "I can buy my electronics ...
What Neil Nitin Mukesh and Evelyn Sharma did in Hong Kong?Times of India
Amazing 'cruise-capade' in Hong KongThe Star Online

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Hong Kong-Born Councilwoman Rips Black Colleague's 'Blocs' of Asians Remark - New York Observer

New York Observer

Hong Kong-Born Councilwoman Rips Black Colleague's 'Blocs' of Asians Remark
New York Observer
The Hong Kong native also criticized Ms. Cumbo's later suggestion to the New York Post that the city house people by culture. I am troubled by Council Member Cumbo's recent comments regarding Asian-Americans who live in public housing within her ...

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Six Months Later, Small Protest Camp Grows Again in Hong Kong - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

Six Months Later, Small Protest Camp Grows Again in Hong Kong
New York Times (blog)
They regrouped on the sidewalks near government buildings, a vastly diminished presence but a reminder that the end of the 79-day occupation of city streets was not an end to their campaign for greater citizen involvement in the selection of Hong Kong ...
Family issues add to Hong Kong leader's public relations problemsLos Angeles Times
Leader of Hong Kong's student protest movement Joshua Wong in Fortune top 10Shanghaiist
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong among world's greatest ...The Straits Times
Malay Mail Online -The Legacy
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Cheers! It's Sevens heaven for sluggish Hong Kong - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Cheers! It's Sevens heaven for sluggish Hong Kong
Times LIVE
Fans, wearing T-shirts featuring an illustration of yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, are seen at Hong Kong Stadium during the second day of the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament in Hong Kong March 28, 2015.



How Hong Kong can profit from discouraging parallel trade - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

How Hong Kong can profit from discouraging parallel trade
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Concerns that the parallel trade might be "plundering" Hong Kong people of their resources ran so deep that Vincent Fang Kang, the legislator representing the retail sector, moved a debate in the Legislative Council on mainland tourism last Wednesday.
China expands Shanghai-Hong Kong trading linkFinancial Times
UPDATE 1-China to let mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares via 'connector ...Reuters
China Broadens Access to Hong Kong Stock Link for Mainland FundsBloomberg
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Hong Kong political reform blueprint will address future changes after 2017 ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong political reform blueprint will address future changes after 2017 ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
But Professor Lau Siu-kai, of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said Beijing would be unlikely to give a guarantee with legal effect. Alan Leong Kah-kit, of the Civic Party, said reform constrained by framework was unacceptable.



Former Hong Kong chief exec Tung Chee Hwa to attend state funeral for Mr Lee ... - The Straits Times

Former Hong Kong chief exec Tung Chee Hwa to attend state funeral for Mr Lee ...
The Straits Times
Former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee Hwa will attend the state funeral for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, the city's most senior official to attend the funeral. He will represent Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying and the Hong ...

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Hong Kong loyalists pining for a firm hand, la Lee Kuan Yew, should think again - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong loyalists pining for a firm hand, la Lee Kuan Yew, should think again
South China Morning Post (subscription)
They completely miss the point about why Hong Kong has succeeded in ways that Singapore has not. Hong Kong's freer way of life has not only had beneficial social and economic consequences but has resulted in international competitiveness in ways that ...

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