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, China to Liberalize Cross-Border Fund Transactions - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong, China to Liberalize Cross-Border Fund Transactions
Wall Street Journal
The move adds to a fast-growing list of financial overhauls from Beijing and comes less than a year after the start of a high-profile trading program linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets. While that has given equity investors easier access ...
Hong Kong Routs That Wiped Out $35 Billion Spur Oversight CallsBloomberg
More than $16bn wiped off market value of Hong Kong's GoldinFinancial Times
Hong Kong investors want more oversight after $35-bn wipeoutBusiness Standard
Fortune -New York Times -Reuters
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Hong Kong used DNA to publicly shame litterbugs on billboards - Quartz

Quartz

Hong Kong used DNA to publicly shame litterbugs on billboards
Quartz
The Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge, a non-governmental organization trying to clean up Hong Kong's streets, recently partnered up with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather to bring a bit of Big Brother shaming to the city's denizens. Ogilvy collected trash ...
Hong Kong Face of Litter shames litterbugs using DNA from cigarette buttsDaily Mail
DNA from trash shames Hong Kong litterbugs in billboard campaignWaterloo Record
Litterbugs publicly shamed by DNANEWS.com.au
AOL News
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Vote on electoral reform is Hong Kong's democratic moment - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Vote on electoral reform is Hong Kong's democratic moment
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Albert Chen Hung-yee, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Hong Kong, urged the government to postpone the vote to a date after the Legislative Council election in September 2016. Two moderate, long-time members of the Democratic ...
Hong Kong's Not SpecialForeign Policy (blog)
1.21 million signatures show public opinion in Hong KongCCTV
SJ's speech at 23rd Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Public ...7thSpace Interactive (press release)
EJ Insight
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Two Hong Kong women die after Mini car found idling at side of road - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Two Hong Kong women die after Mini car found idling at side of road
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a 17-year-old girl and her 48-year-old mother who died after being found unconscious in a Mini Cooper in Ma On Shan yesterday. A police source said it did not appear to be suicide.



Abandoned boy, 12, divides opinion in bid for Hong Kong residency - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Abandoned boy, 12, divides opinion in bid for Hong Kong residency
South China Morning Post (subscription)
In the spotlight is Siu Yau-wai, who at age three was brought to Hong Kong by his grandmother Chow Siu-shuen from Shenzhen in 2006 using a two-way permit, allowing only a short visit, after his parents abandoned him on the mainland. "There needs to be ...

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How Hong Kong's Private Jet Policy Is Costing The City Money - Forbes

Forbes

How Hong Kong's Private Jet Policy Is Costing The City Money
Forbes
The story in SCMP quoted Mark Thibault, managing director of consultancy T3 Aviation, as saying, “Hong Kong (for private jet users) is really its own worst enemy. It is crowded. It's expensive, and it's becoming very, very difficult to maneuver a ...
China opens to Hong Kong-registered fundsFinancial Times
China says to launch mutual fund recognition with Hong Kong on July 1Reuters UK
China, Hong Kong broaden financial ties through fundsEconomic Times
Times of India
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How Hong Kong has made Tin Hau festival its own - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

How Hong Kong has made Tin Hau festival its own
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tin Hau temples across Hong Kong this month put on a striking display for the Queen of Heaven's “birthday”. And – as with popular festivities of any other religious or cultural orientation – community groups competed to have the most elaborate ...



Hong Kong's home-grown players need more playing time in the Premier League - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong's home-grown players need more playing time in the Premier League
South China Morning Post (subscription)
If the situation is dire - the fact that Hong Kong are ranked 169th in the world speaks volumes - urgency is required and the HKFA should take on the responsibility of funding such a team until a sponsor can be found. Perhaps if the clubs have the ...



Hong Kong to get new crowdfunded independent newspaper - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong to get new crowdfunded independent newspaper
The Guardian
A Hong Kong policeman looks at a demonstrator holding an umbrella while taking part in a democracy march in 2014. Concern over press freedom in the former British colony has led to the establishment of a new independent newspaper. Photograph: ...
Hong Kong tensions rise as key vote loomsFinancial Times
Joint border controls proposed for Hong Kong-China rail link raise Basic Law ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
Short Sellers Face Off Against Chinese Money in Hong KongBloomberg
Macon Telegraph (blog)
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First screenshots of Shadowrun: Hong Kong released - PC Gamer

PC Gamer

First screenshots of Shadowrun: Hong Kong released
PC Gamer
Here's the first look at Harebrained Schemes' third standalone Shadowrun RPG, courtesy of its new Steam page. The screenshots depict Shadowrun: Hong Kong's setting, which, not coincidentally, is Hong Kong. This new game will feature a brand new crew ...
Shadowrun: Hong Kong Gets First Trailer and ScreenshotsGameSpot
This is our first look at Shadowrun: Hong Kong in actionVG247
Shadowrun returns again with Shadowrun: Hong KongDestructoid
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