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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Supermoon lunar eclipse makes rare appearance in September - but will Hong ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Supermoon lunar eclipse makes rare appearance in September - but will Hong ...
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But local stargazers and revellers will have to crank up their creative minds to imagine it all because the supermoon will be below the horizon in Hong Kong when the moon hits its peak at 10.50am on September 28, the second day of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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China Stunned By Hong Kong In World Cup Soccer Qualifier, Amid Political ... - International Business Times

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China Stunned By Hong Kong In World Cup Soccer Qualifier, Amid Political ...
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China's national soccer team, which the government has pledged to built into a major force, was held to a 0-0 draw at home, in a World Cup qualifying match against Hong Kong -- the city of seven million inhabitants that is part of China's own territory ...
World Cup soccer qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensionsYahoo Sports
UBS Cuts Hong Kong Stock Target 25% as Black Sky New RealityBloomberg
We just got some nasty data out of Hong Kong that points to China's weaknessBusiness Insider
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Hong Kong urged to buy new carbon-dating technology to hit ivory poachers, but ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Hong Kong urged to buy new carbon-dating technology to hit ivory poachers, but ...
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The Hong Kong department will also tighten its controls at mainland border crossings from this month, deploying eight sniffer dogs trained to detect ivory in departure halls. Dogs have been used to check incoming passengers since January last year ...



Man with triad history, bags of cocaine arrested in Hong Kong for 'furious ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Man with triad history, bags of cocaine arrested in Hong Kong for 'furious ...
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A 28-year-old man believed to be under the influence of narcotics was arrested on Saturday morning after a 10-kilometre car chase ended in a series of crashes in the Hong Kong district of Tsuen Wan. He was arrested for furious driving, driving under ...



Walking down the aisle in Hong Kong: my supermarket nightmare - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Walking down the aisle in Hong Kong: my supermarket nightmare
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The one thing I miss most about home is the North American grocery store. With aisle after fully stocked aisle, food shopping there is more of a pleasure than a chore. I could spend all day at Kroger's. In Hong Kong, I could spend all day at the ...

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Hong Kong developer to start revamp of Avenue of Stars next month, despite ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Hong Kong developer to start revamp of Avenue of Stars next month, despite ...
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Councillor Chan Siu-tong of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong asked whether this would delay the scheme. Tung sidestepped the question, but said: "We are still in close liaison with the [department] to discuss the ...



'Star Wars' toys including Millennium Falcon drone unveiled - and Hong Kong ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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'Star Wars' toys including Millennium Falcon drone unveiled - and Hong Kong ...
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Among the first cities was Hong Kong with toy stores open at midnight. The marketing push behind Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, is unique because it is so far ahead of the movie's US release, 116 days to be exact. But analysts say it can ...

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Hong Kong donors have pledged HK$4m to London's proposed 'garden in the sky ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Hong Kong donors have pledged HK$4m to London's proposed 'garden in the sky ...
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The designer of a "garden in the sky" over London's River Thames says the proposed pedestrian bridge will signify Britain's strong ties with Hong Kong after four local donors committed a total of HK$4 million to the project. Thomas Heatherwick, chief ...



Coming to America: Hong Kong democracy trio to address forum on Occupy movement - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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Coming to America: Hong Kong democracy trio to address forum on Occupy movement
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Democracy activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Martin Lee Chu-ming and Benny Tai Yiu-ting confirmed they will visit the United States later this month to address a forum on democracy in Hong Kong. Tai, who co-founded the Occupy Central campaign, said they ...
Why Hong Kong's 'loyalists' are no longer loyalEJ Insight
The end of laissez-faire in Hong Kong?The Nation

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Hong Kong bomb plot case adjourned for another two weeks - Channel News Asia

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Hong Kong bomb plot case adjourned for another two weeks
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Six people are accused of conspiracy to cause an explosion, after explosive chemicals were found at an old studio in Sai Kung, during a police raid in June. By Roland Lim, Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Channel NewsAsia; POSTED: 04 Sep 2015 20:38 ...

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