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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Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland - New York Times

New York Times

Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland
New York Times
BEIJING — On the night of Oct. 4, at one of the largest pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong to date, Denise Ho, a local pop singer, performed a new song, “Raise the Umbrella,” a reference to the ubiquitous umbrellas that protesters have used to ward ...
Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposalsReuters
Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continueLos Angeles Times
Hong Kong's Protesters Feel Betrayed by Their Own GovernmentTIME
The Economist -The Atlantic -ABC News
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Hong Kong Readies for Protester Vote - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Readies for Protester Vote
Wall Street Journal
Organizers said late Friday the poll would be conducted via a mobile app at all three protest sites in the city—Admiralty, the epicenter of the protests and location of Hong Kong's chief executive's office, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay. The vote will be ...
Hong Kong protest leaders to hold street voteAljazeera.com
Hong Kong protesters plan spot referendum over government talksThe Guardian
Hong Kong's Umbrellas are “Made in USA”Center for Research on Globalization
Quartz -Telegraph.co.uk
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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 colloquially as zhongwen, in school. They will also frequently write it with the ...

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Poor voters aren't bad for Hong Kong—prosperity and democracy often go hand ... - Quartz

Houston Chronicle

Poor voters aren't bad for Hong Kong—prosperity and democracy often go hand ...
Quartz
HONG KONGHong Kong's chief executive CY Leung's recent claim that Hong Kong's citizens were too poor to allow direct elections was greeted with outcry here and astonishment overseas. “If it's entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then ...
Plutocrats Against DemocracyNew York Times

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Hong Kong protesters to vote on talks offer - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Hong Kong protesters to vote on talks offer
Aljazeera.com
Protesters in Hong Kong have said they plan to hold a spot referendum on whether to stay on the streets or accept a government offer for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations said on Thursday that ...



Pro-Democracy Banner Occupies Hong Kong's Iconic Lion Rock, Spawns Memes - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Pro-Democracy Banner Occupies Hong Kong's Iconic Lion Rock, Spawns Memes
Wall Street Journal (blog)
After occupying Hong Kong's major roads, pro-democracy protesters have occupied a landmark dear to the hearts of the city's residents. On Thursday, protesters unfurled a yellow banner saying “I want real universal suffrage” on a mountain known as Lion ...
Giant pro-democracy banner removed from Hong Kong's famous Lion RockSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Universal suffrage banner removed by Hong Kong govWantChinaTimes
Hong Kong climbers hang protest banner off landmark cliffBusiness Recorder

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After clashes, Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks - Reuters

Reuters

After clashes, Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong students and the government stood their ground on Monday ahead of talks aimed at defusing more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests that have blocked traffic around the Chinese-controlled city, but expectations ...
Hong Kong officials hold first talks with studentsBBC News
Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Unbending Stance on ElectionsNew York Times
Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't NegotiateThe Atlantic
Quartz -Wall Street Journal -The Guardian
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The Hong Kong protests are a triumph of order over chaos - The National

The National

The Hong Kong protests are a triumph of order over chaos
The National
We've seen many emotions in the new wave of protest and occupation over the past few years. Fear. Rage. Desperation. But the student led occupiers of Hong Kong have brought something new to the protest party: enchantment. That at least is the ...
Neon-Light Gang District Is 'Time Bomb' in Hong Kong ProtestsBloomberg
Anti-Occupy Central group storms Mong Kok protest siteSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
After Captain America's Arrest, the Avengers Assemble in Hong KongThe Epoch Times

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Cardboard dreams: a day with a Hong Kong elderly woman who must scavenge ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Cardboard dreams: a day with a Hong Kong elderly woman who must scavenge ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
In a report published by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in 2006, 70 per cent of elderly interviewed collect waste due to economic reasons. The most common waste collected is cardboard (80.2 per cent), followed by old newspapers (38.5 ...

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Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong' - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong'
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Asked if he felt at home in Hong Kong, the maestro laughed: "Almost. There is a very important reason for me to conduct for free because your situation is rather complicated now, and that's why I hope to bring about an atmosphere of generosity through ...