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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Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong's Tycoons Keep Silent - New York Times

New York Times

Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong's Tycoons Keep Silent
New York Times
HONG KONG — The two events a month ago could scarcely have been more different: As this city's wealthiest tycoons, impeccably tailored, gathered in an opulent hall in Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, thousands of scruffy university ...
UN rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong KongReuters
Pro-Democracy Banner Occupies Hong Kong's Iconic Lion Rock, Spawns MemesWall Street Journal (blog)
China furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protestersThe Guardian
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Here's why the name of Hong Kong's “Umbrella Movement” is so subversive - Quartz

Quartz

Here's why the name of Hong Kong's “Umbrella Movement” is so subversive
Quartz
Hong Kong protesters frequently write “Umbrella Movement” using the Mandarin word for “umbrella” (??), because they grew up learning the Mandarin writing system, known as zhongwen, in school. They will also frequently write it with the Cantonese word ...

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Hong Kong leader extends olive branch to pro-democracy protesters - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong leader extends olive branch to pro-democracy protesters
The Guardian
Leung came to power in 2012 after winning 689 votes of a 1,200-strong committee made up of representatives from key Hong Kong sectors such as agriculture, religion, law, and the city's powerful business community. Members of that committee were ...



Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government - Reuters

Reuters

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the ...



Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate? - CNN

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday. While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on ...



Hong Kong Protests Reveal Chasm in Media Outlets' Visions for City's Future - Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protests Reveal Chasm in Media Outlets' Visions for City's Future
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—As Hong Kong lumbers through its fourth week of pro-democracy protests, the variety of coverage in the local media has laid bare differences in visions for the city's future. Hong Kong has free-speech protections not available on the ...



Hong Kong Protesters, Government Hold First Talks on Future of Democracy - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protesters, Government Hold First Talks on Future of Democracy
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—After more than three weeks of protests, student leaders met for the first time with government officials, drawing thousands to the streets but failing to resolve the political standoff. Despite police fears that the talks could provoke ...



Why I Won't Give Up My Dream for Hong Kong - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Why I Won't Give Up My Dream for Hong Kong
The Atlantic
Earlier this month, I swam across Victoria Harbour—the lifeblood of Hong Kong since our inception—in an annual race that was only recently revived after decades of concern about the water being contaminated. Hong Kongers of my father's generation ...



Hong Kong: Kenny G Assures China He Has No Opinion on Protests - TIME

TIME

Hong Kong: Kenny G Assures China He Has No Opinion on Protests
TIME
The American titan of soft jazz, whose elevator-friendly tunes are wildly popular in China, on Thursday clarified that he “loves China” and that his recent visit to the protests in Hong Kong was in no way a gesture of support for the demonstrators.



Kenny G Went to the Hong Kong Protests and Beijing Is Not Happy - TIME

TIME

Kenny G Went to the Hong Kong Protests and Beijing Is Not Happy
TIME
American Musician Kenny G Performs In Hong Kong American musician Kenny G performs on stage during his concert at Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre on May 17, 2011 in Hong Kong. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images ...