Hong Kong

Country Hong Kong
Capital Hong Kong
Continent Asia
Currency Hong Kong dollar(HKD)
Languages Chinese & English

Hong Kong

Information

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Hong Kong - Wikipedia
Hong Kong - CIA World Fact Book
Hong Kong - BBC
Hong Kong - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Top China body axes Hong Kong's James Tien for criticism - BBC News

BBC News

Top China body axes Hong Kong's James Tien for criticism
BBC News
Members of the top political advisory body in China have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung. Mr Tien has accepted his dismissal from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Accounting Firms' Anti-Hong Kong Protest Stance Prompted by PressureWall Street Journal
Hong Kong can't afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generationQuartz
China could 'punish' Hong Kong over protests, says ex-HK central bank chiefReuters
The Atlantic -Bloomberg
all 575 news articles »


Hong Kong Protesters Mark Month After Police Fired Tear Gas - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong Protesters Mark Month After Police Fired Tear Gas
Wall Street Journal
The group representing university students asked Ms. Lam to set up a meeting with Premier Li if the Hong Kong government is “unable to fulfill” federation's conditions, including a demand that a supplementary report to be delivered to Beijing will ask ...
Nine out of 10 Hong Kong activists say will fight on for a yearReuters
Umbrella City: Thousands still camp in Hong Kong's streetsMashable
Hong Kong: Behind the umbrellas, the story of...Forbes India
New York Times -Business Insider
all 1,218 news articles »


Democracy Protests Divide Hong Kong - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Democracy Protests Divide Hong Kong
Huffington Post
HONG KONG -- Depending on whom you ask, the ongoing pro-democracy occupation of Hong Kong streets is either a beautiful expression of the deepest wishes of the people, or an unmitigated catastrophe for the city. “They're destroying Hong Kong,” Allison ...



Taking Back Hong Kong's Future - New York Times

Taking Back Hong Kong's Future
New York Times
HONG KONG — Tuesday night marked one month since the day Hong Kong's police attacked peaceful pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and pepper spray, inadvertently inspiring thousands more people to occupy the streets for the right to freely elect ...



Hong Kong, Shanghai officials unaware of new stock connect launch date - Reuters

Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong, Shanghai officials unaware of new stock connect launch date
Reuters
HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Three days after a landmark stock trading scheme linking mainland China and Hong Kong missed its launch date, top officials from either side declined to offer a new timeline, adding to pressure on Beijing to contrive a ...
Hong Kong Approves Trading Link With ShanghaiWall Street Journal
Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect still on trackMarketWatch
Yam Says Hong Kong Protests Threaten Financial StabilityBloomberg
BBC News -Financial Times
all 489 news articles »


One Month After Tear Gas, Hong Kong Protesters Ponder Their Next Step - TIME

TIME

One Month After Tear Gas, Hong Kong Protesters Ponder Their Next Step
TIME
Tuesday evening in front of Hong Kong's Central Government Complex seemed at first glance like any other in recent memory, with pro-democracy protesters milling around the tent-filled section of highway they have christened Umbrella Square.



Hong Kong protests bring crisis of confidence for traditional media - The Guardian

The Guardian

Hong Kong protests bring crisis of confidence for traditional media
The Guardian
Every time Alice Lau visits Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, she wears two photo ID badges, slung around her neck in a clear plastic sheath. The first badge identifies her as a full-time employee of a pro-government newspaper. Every day, her ...



Hong Kong Lawmaker Pays Price for Breaking Ranks With Beijing - New York Times

New York Times

Hong Kong Lawmaker Pays Price for Breaking Ranks With Beijing
New York Times
HONG KONG — A Hong Kong lawmaker who broke ranks with his pro-Beijing allies by calling last week for the resignation of the city's top official faces expulsion from a prestigious Chinese government advisory panel as punishment for his disloyalty, his ...



Protesters in Hong Kong on Edge as Police Track Their Online Footprints - New York Times

New York Times

Protesters in Hong Kong on Edge as Police Track Their Online Footprints
New York Times
HONG KONG — At 6:49 a.m. on Oct. 17, not long after the police completed a predawn operation to clear a volatile protest camp in Hong Kong's densely populated Mong Kok neighborhood, someone posted a “call to action” on a popular online forum, urging ...



Hong Kong Update: China Will Punish City If Occupy Central Protests Continue ... - International Business Times

International Business Times

Hong Kong Update: China Will Punish City If Occupy Central Protests Continue ...
International Business Times
Hong Kong will be "punished" if protests continue, the former head of Hong Kong's banks said. People eat lunch between tents set-up by pro-democracy protesters in a part of Hong Kong's financial central district the protesters are occupying, Thursday, Oct.