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 protesters clash with police after new clampdown - Reuters

Reuters

Hong Kong protesters clash with police after new clampdown
Reuters
Amnesty International on Friday warned the police against the use of excessive force after Wong and Shum both said they were beaten during their arrests. Several reporters were also roughed up, prompting the Hong Kong Journalists Association to lodge a ...
The Hong Kong backlashIndian Express
Clashes in Hong Kong as Protesters Return to Cleared CampNew York Times
Hong Kong protesters scuffle with policeAljazeera.com
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Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong alleges police assault during arrest - CNN

New York Times

Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong alleges police assault during arrest
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Joshua Wong, the most prominent of Hong Kong's student protest leaders, alleged he was assaulted by police who used excessive force -- including repeatedly grabbing his genitals -- during his arrest at pro-democracy demonstrations.
China's crackdown in Hong Kong may fuel a long-term democracy movementWashington Post
Hong Kong Court Orders Joshua Wong, a Protest Leader, to Stay Away From ...New York Times
Hong Kong student leaders banned from Mong Kok protest siteReuters
Wall Street Journal -TIME
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In Hong Kong, Tycoons and Fishermen Determine Who Leads the City - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

In Hong Kong, Tycoons and Fishermen Determine Who Leads the City
Bloomberg
In a former fishing village now packed with high-rise apartment blocks, Law King-shing reflects on the quirk of history that made him one of the 1,200-strong elite that chose Hong Kong's leader. Law is one of 60 people on Hong Kong's election committee ...
Hong Kong in paradox as China advancesCNBC
Three Views of Local Consciousness in Hong KongChinaFile
HKMA Says Yuan Trade Surge Shows Hong Kong's Role IntactBusinessweek
Daily Signal -South China Morning Post (subscription) -Variety
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Chinese Billionaire Drops $45 Million On Tibetan Tapestry - Business Insider

Business Insider

Chinese Billionaire Drops $45 Million On Tibetan Tapestry
Business Insider
Hong Kong (AFP) - An ancient Tibetan silk tapestry has set a world record for Chinese art after it was sold to a Shanghai tycoon for $45 million (HK$348 million) at auction in Hong Kong, according to Christie's. The 600-year-old artwork, called a ...
Hong Kong shares end month down despite China rally, markets lose syncReuters UK
Hong Kong shares close down but China shares up on mainland rallyReuters
Hong Kong protesters denied entry into mainland ChinaThe Guardian
South China Morning Post (subscription)
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Hong Kong Police Arrest Top Student Leaders and Clear Protest Site - TIME

TIME

Hong Kong Police Arrest Top Student Leaders and Clear Protest Site
TIME
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, who featured last month on the cover of TIME's international edition, was arrested Wednesday along with several more pro-democracy activists, after police continued their crackdown on one of the city's three ...
Hong Kong protest leaders among 116 arrested in crackdownBBC News
Street clashes break out as Hong Kong clears part of protest zoneReuters
Police Arrest Several Hong Kong Protest LeadersWall Street Journal
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Consumer confidence in Hong Kong rises as China economy stabilises - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Consumer confidence in Hong Kong rises as China economy stabilises
South China Morning Post (subscription)
But as the mainland middle class continues to expand, resulting in more robust consuming power, they say rising numbers of mainland shoppers will come to Hong Kong to buy daily household products seen as having better quality and credibility.
EconomyHong Kong consumer confidence undimmed by protestsFinancial Times

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Hong Kong student leader considering suing police over arrest, says lawyer - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong student leader considering suing police over arrest, says lawyer
The Guardian
A 18-year-old pro-democracy leader is considering legal action against Hong Kong police, his lawyer said, after officers allegedly struck him and targeted his groin during his arrest on Wednesday. Joshua Wong was bailed on Thursday on condition he did ...



Hong Kong says it won't be joining Elephant Protection Initiative - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong says it won't be joining Elephant Protection Initiative
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Hong Kong has banned all external trade of ivory but has a commercial licensing system to regulate the domestic sale of legal ivory. Chan said the system - which requires all who own commercial stocks of ivory in the city to obtain licences - was ...



Retaining Hong Kong title at New World International Triathlon will be ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Retaining Hong Kong title at New World International Triathlon will be ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Ukraine's Yuliya Yelistratova will also be looking to win back-to-back Hong Kong titles. Hong Kong's Andrew Wright will compete as an individual in the swimming segment in the relay. More than 400 international and local athletes are expected for the ...

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Hong Kong Police Block Protesters to Keep Mong Kok Streets Open - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Hong Kong Police Block Protesters to Keep Mong Kok Streets Open
Bloomberg
Hong Kong police pledged to keep the streets of Mong Kok open after the biggest operation in two months cleared encamped pro-democracy protesters. Police officers lined roads, and were last night stopping and searching people in the area and noting ...