• Hong Kong reverted from British to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997 (the handover). (state.gov)
  • The 4,000 Chinese troops sent to Hong Kong in 1997 to replace the British military garrison have maintained a low profile and have not performed police functions. (state.gov)
  • FROM 200 movies a year in the early 1990s, the Hong Kong film industry had shrunk to 100 by 1997 and a mere 50 in 1998. (economist.com)
  • Hong Kong movies are in the doldrums less because hot talents such as John Woo, a director, and Chow Yun-fat, an actor, have decamped to Hollywood post-1997 than because of video piracy. (economist.com)
  • British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd arrives in Beijing on Wednesday for five days of talks focused on the transition to Chinese rule in Hong Kong in 1997. (latimes.com)
  • At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. (history.com)
  • In September 1984, after years of negotiations, the British and the Chinese signed a formal agreement approving the 1997 turnover of the island in exchange for a Chinese pledge to preserve Hong Kong's capitalist system. (history.com)
  • On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was peaceably handed over to China in a ceremony attended by numerous Chinese, British, and international dignitaries. (history.com)
  • There is no doubt a ``1997 factor'' in the considerations of some of the departees, but there is ample evidence - not least in a booming economy enjoying double-digit growth and overfull employment - of confidence in Hong Kong's future secured by the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which guarantees Hong Kong's current capitalist economy and life style for 50 years beyond 1997. (csmonitor.com)
  • Demonstrators are angry at what they see as Chinese meddling in freedoms promised to Hong Kong when the then British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. (reuters.com)
  • 5. 2.2 billion HKD GDP (2014) $310,113 HKD GDP / capita (2014) 2.8% GDP Annual Growth Rate (08/2015) 2.5% Annual Inflation (08/2015) 3.9 million Labour Force (2014) Since 1997 and the end of 155 years of British rule, Hong Kong has been trying to remain independent from China. (slideshare.net)
  • A show of concern by Beijing over the boat collision that killed dozens of people in Hong Kong this week has backfired, further damaging the communist government's image in the former British colony. (yahoo.com)
  • Cruise through the South China Sea, stopping in Papua New Guinea and Japan on the way, then end your cruise with three calls in China to discover the extraordinary capital city, Beijing, ever-changing Shanghai and the spectacular former British colony of Hong Kong, where your voyage draws to a close. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Beijing would not step forward to the front stage because it would affect Sino-U.S. relations," he said, explaining that it was an unofficial intermediary for the Hong Kong government that told Snowden that he was free to leave the city. (usatoday.com)
  • Beijing and Hong Kong originally signed this trade accord in 2003 after the Sars epidemic had left Hong Kong's economy in the doldrums. (ft.com)
  • Beijing had been expected to allow Hong Kong securities brokerages to set up branches on the mainland. (ft.com)
  • A key topic will be plans to build a new airport, which Britain says is needed to ensure Hong Kong's future but that Beijing fears could deplete the colony's financial reserves. (latimes.com)
  • London and Beijing are also at odds over the offer of full British citizenship as a safety net for key Hong Kong officials concerned about the Chinese takeover. (latimes.com)
  • China's veto has always been written into Hong Kong's Basic Law, but the new ruling decrees that any such change must go through Beijing first-before, not after it moves through Hong Kong's legislative machinery. (slate.com)
  • In spite of Hong Kong's lackluster populace, "who were shamelessly quiescent" under the British, the region will eventually get its suffrage-not least because it will earn Beijing goodwill points as a "doctrine-shedding capitalist juggernaut. (slate.com)
  • The Basic Law, which lays out Hong Kong's election procedures, was drafted by Beijing under the guidelines of the handover agreement. (slate.com)
  • Expressway investment and operation firm China Resources and Transportation Group said it would sell its 55 percent interest in a Beijing property joint venture to a third party, China International Holdings Ltd, for HK$550 million as the Hong Kong firm divests its non-core assets. (reuters.com)
  • HONG KONG - Tung Chee-hwa, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, reinforced his grip on the former British colony Monday, appointing 14 Cabinet ministers who will report to him alone. (latimes.com)
  • That's a frightening slogan for the city's establishment, one that points to just how deeply Hong Kongers have turned against Beijing and one that may prompt a dangerous response. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Leung was barred from running for office again on the grounds that his support for Hong Kong independence violated the foundational "One Country, Two Systems" principle for the region laid down by Beijing, and last year he was sentenced to six years' jail for his role in the Mong Kok "Fishball Riots" of 2016. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • But if it were not already clear from the previous weeks of protest, it must have been clear now: Beijing has lost the hearts and minds of this generation of Hong Kongers. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • In the five years since the Umbrella Movement concluded with none of the protesters' demands met, the Hong Kong authorities-presumably backed by Beijing-had undertaken a steady crackdown on dissent in the city. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • That prompted Beijing to issue a reinterpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law that gave the Hong Kong government the legal basis to unceremoniously dismiss six elected pan-democrat legislators from office. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • This crackdown on dissent was clearly intended to bring Hong Kong to heel after the Umbrella Movement but instead has succeeded only in fueling resentment against Beijing and its proxies in Hong Kong. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • An Australian academic who was followed for a week by a state-owned newspaper in Hong Kong has suggested Beijing could be behind the intimidation and has vowed not to be bullied. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • When Hu Jintao, China's president, visited Hong Kong last weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of Chinese rule in the city, he arrived bearing goodwill and gifts. (ft.com)
  • That's because China's constitution contemplates 'reunifying the motherland,' meaning that China's own reunion with once-colonial Hong Kong arguably provides a template for how it might approach Taiwan in the future. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Even though differences exist in the historical development of their relationship to the mainland, as well as their social contexts, Hong Kong and Taiwan both face enormous pressure from China's rise, and their respective fates thus intersect. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • In February 2016, at age 24, Leung ran as the group's candidate in a by-election for Hong Kong's Legislative Council, and, while he did not win, he shocked the establishment by winning 15 percent of the vote. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • In a region where no country allows gay or lesbian couples to marry, Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Thursday rejected a motion that could have paved the way to legalizing same-sex unions. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Chin Wan said, (translation) "The Chinese communist government is not afraid of a group of Hong Kong people that begs pitifully for democracy, they have become contemptuous, and no longer bother with even a perfunctory gesture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Demonstrators march during a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. (usatoday.com)
  • The article ``Hong Kong citizens push for democracy,'' Nov. 24, contains a number of incorrect assertions on the steps being taken toward a more representative government in Hong Kong. (csmonitor.com)
  • Papers abroad, on the other hand, remained unconvinced of Hong Kong's prospects for democracy. (slate.com)
  • Tung said he has created an "accountability system" that will run the territory more smoothly, but critics believe that the new system will only increase his power and boost Beijing's control over Hong Kong, which was promised a high level of autonomy under Chinese rule. (latimes.com)
  • But the crowd taking up Leung's slogan with such gusto in the past two weekends after they had marched on Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong and vandalized the building, throwing black paint on the national emblem, was a clear sign of defiance. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • HONG KONG, March 22 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in Hong Kong newspapers on Friday. (reuters.com)
  • In its heyday, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Hong Kong Morris was one of the largest Cotswold morris sides in the world. (google.com)
  • Hong Kong Living Ltd is a Hong Kong based media company that connects brands to the city's high net worth International residents. (issuu.com)
  • From there, your Hong Kong sightseeing may detour to Central, the city's main business district, which looks like something out of a sci-fi film. (youtube.com)
  • Hong Kong's architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city's stratospheric escalators. (dwell.com)
  • To put things in perspective, we spoke with Hong Kong native Rocco Yim, whose Rocco Design Architects Ltd. is one of the city's most prolific architecture firms, responsible for the graceful Citibank Plaza, Number One Peking Road skyscrapers, and dozens of other local and international projects. (dwell.com)
  • Richard Bush talks about measures that Hong Kong must take to ensure the city's good governance. (asiasociety.org)
  • Hong Kong's government says it needs to build billions of dollars' worth of artificial islands to give the city's glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could solve the problem. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • 香港城邦自治運動 ), is a movement formed in Hong Kong amidst the raising awareness about Hong Kong's constitutional rights of high autonomy, free from interference of PRC government, as stipulated in Hong Kong Basic Law Article 2 and Article 22. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Movement advocates that, under the principles of the Hong Kong Basic Law and one country, two systems , Hong Kong may enjoy the right to autonomy, subject to it not advocating or suggesting an independent Hong Kong . (wikipedia.org)
  • He believed that without an overt goal of Hong Kong autonomy, there is no hope for the Hong Kong populace, and the democratic movement would not last. (wikipedia.org)
  • He urges Hong Kong to be determined in its pursuit of autonomy, fortifying Hong Kong's political foundation. (wikipedia.org)
  • [ citation needed ] On 30 May 2011, a Facebook page for the Hong Kong Autonomy Movement was created. (wikipedia.org)
  • The harbour of Hong Kong was formed by the drowning of the denuded centre of the dome. (britannica.com)
  • The surrounding hills on the mainland and on Hong Kong Island are partly capped by volcanic rocks, and steep, scarplike concave slopes lead to the inner harbour. (britannica.com)
  • Victoria (Hong Kong) Harbour is well protected by mountains on Hong Kong Island that include Victoria Peak in the west, which rises to 1,810 feet (552 metres), and Mount Parker in the east, which reaches a height of about 1,742 feet (531 metres). (britannica.com)
  • The name Hong Kong means fragrant harbour . (conservapedia.com)
  • It is not really a hedge for [mainland investors] since the Hong Kong shares would also be affected if a company's Shanghai shares crash, but it is a good diversification," Mr Tong says. (ft.com)
  • It will also permit investors based in Shanghai to trade Hong Kong-listed shares. (cnn.com)
  • The cross-market trading will be subject to daily limits and an annual quota that will cap volume in Hong Kong-listed shares at 250 billion yuan ($40 billion) and at 300 billion yuan for Shanghai stocks. (cnn.com)
  • Canada's Globe and Mail pulled out the mortality metaphor and declared the ruling "the death of Hong Kong's democratic dreams. (slate.com)
  • As part of the Government of Canada's commemorative mandate, the Consulate General of Canada, in cooperation with the Hong Kong Government, installed three permanent plaques in December 2005 at strategic sites of action, as a lasting recognition of the Canadians who fought in defence of Hong Kong in 1941. (gc.ca)
  • Mr Hu also officiated at the opening of a new highway linking Hong Kong to neighbouring Shenzhen. (ft.com)
  • Two Hong Kong activists who were arrested by Japanese police for trespassing after staging a protest at the Yasukuni Shrine two weeks ago will be prosecuted in Japan in February, a local legislator said Thursday. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • HONG KONG , Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated annual launch of the newest flagship handset is around the corner! (yahoo.com)
  • We provide a broad range of legal solutions and advise clients on, among other things, inbound and outbound M&A and investment transactions, Hong Kong IPOs and corporate finance, intellectual property, investment fund formation, media and entertainment matters and legal disputes. (nixonpeabody.com)
  • Citizens of Hong Kong enjoy the protections of a constitution and a legal tradition based on the Common Law of England. (unc.edu)
  • There will be citizens of Hong Kong who may be looking to move elsewhere, to start a new life somewhere else, to take their skills, their businesses,' Mr Morrison said. (rte.ie)
  • There are 10,000 Hong Kong citizens in Australia on student visas or temporary work visas, with a further 2,500 outside Australia and 1,250 applications on hand, according to the government. (rte.ie)
  • The measures would be accommodated within Australia's existing caps on permanent resident visas, and Hong Kong citizens could also apply to the humanitarian and refugee visa programme, he said. (rte.ie)
  • Canada last week announced it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of the legislation and could boost immigration from the former British colony. (rte.ie)
  • It was, at that time, acting as an emergency hospital, and overflowing with medical personnel and wounded soldiers from Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong and India. (gc.ca)
  • However, health screening measures are in place at all of Hong Kong's borders and the Hong Kong authorities will quarantine individual travelers, including passengers transiting the Hong Kong International Airport, if the Hong Kong authorities determine the traveler to be a health risk. (state.gov)
  • An explosion on an oil tanker in Hong Kong on Tuesday killed one crew member and left two others missing at sea, authorities said. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • HONG KONG - Hong Kong authorities said one woman has died and three others have been hospitalized after a beauty treatment involving blood transfusions. (yahoo.com)
  • He fears, however, that after the latest Cepa agreement, these mainland investors will prefer remaining with mainland fund managers when investing in Hong Kong. (ft.com)
  • The Securities and Futures Commission is in the process of approving three more yuan-denominated exchange traded funds (ETFs) that will allow Hong Kong investors to bet on mainland stocks. (reuters.com)
  • Oasis was established by investors from Hong Kong and late last year the airline sold a minority stake to private equity investor Value Partners for $30 million. (flightglobal.com)
  • After a 1984 public opinion survey, the Hong Kong government issued a policy document which, among other things, promised to review the development of representative government in 1987, including the possibility of direct elections. (csmonitor.com)
  • It said the deficit was 3.39 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $434 million (United States), last month, compared with 1.70 billion Hong Kong dollars in April 1987. (nytimes.com)
  • In July 2002, the Hong Kong Government implemented the Principal Officials Accountability System, which was designed to make the government more responsive to public concerns. (conservapedia.com)
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had pressed the extradition request for Snowden directly with Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen, Ho said. (usatoday.com)
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new national security law introduced last week in Hong Kong was a fundamental change of circumstances and Australia would suspend the extradition agreement. (rte.ie)
  • New Zealand said its review of relations with Hong Kong would include a review of the extradition arrangements, controls on exports of strategic goods and travel advice. (rte.ie)
  • Continue to exercise increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest . (state.gov)
  • The Hong Kong government has reported cases of the novel coronavirus in its special administrative region, has upgraded its response level to emergency, its highest response level, and is taking other steps to manage the novel coronavirus outbreak. (state.gov)
  • We were asking the United States government for further important information on the case, and there was no legal basis to stop Mr. Snowden from leaving Hong Kong," he said. (usatoday.com)
  • Ho said the message that Snowden was free to go was passed to Snowden after Ho met with a senior government official on Friday to discuss whether Hong Kong would extradite Snowden to the USA, and whether he might be detained at the airport if he tried to leave on his own. (usatoday.com)
  • Friday was also when Hong Kong officials requested more information from the U.S. government about the charges that had been filed against Snowden. (usatoday.com)
  • Cepa has so far generated an additional HK$5.1bn ($650m) of capital investment in Hong Kong and HK$9.2bn in the mainland from companies from the two regions and overseas, the Hong Kong government says. (ft.com)
  • Just hours before Mr Hu landed in Hong Kong on Friday, his commerce minister, Bo Xilai, oversaw the signing of the fourth phase of Cepa, under which the central government is to implement 40 liberalisation measures in 28 services areas. (ft.com)
  • No decision has been made yet on what steps will be taken in 1988, but the Hong Kong government remains firmly committed to taking those views into account when it publishes its policy document on the subject early next year. (csmonitor.com)
  • Hong Kong's former top leader Donald Tsang was released Tuesday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a businessman granted a government broadcasting license during Tsang's time in office. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • These will help the Laboratory for Infant & Child Nutrition build up a more comprehensive breast milk database in Hong Kong, promoting collaboration between academia and the government in providing information on breast milk and mother and infant nutrition to the general public and promoting the advantages of breastfeeding. (prweb.com)
  • While Hong Kong remains a free and open society where human rights are respected, courts are independent, and there is well-established respect for the rule of law, residents are limited in their ability to change their government, and the legislature is limited in its power to affect government policies. (conservapedia.com)
  • Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. (google.com)
  • Nestled amidst the high-rises and road-ways of Hong Kong Island's Causeway Bay district, the Happy Valley Racecourse is one of two tracks that see billions of dollars wagered each season. (dwell.com)
  • For this item, exporters are advised to work closely with importers to ensure requisite import permits are issued by appropriate Hong Kong officials. (usda.gov)
  • Cy Leung, Hong Kong's chief executive, said he had no knowledge of any intermediary. (usatoday.com)
  • On Monday, Leung said that the USA had expressed "displeasure" over Snowden's departure but that Hong Kong had upheld its laws. (usatoday.com)
  • Hong Kong film experts Poshek Fu, from the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Leung Ping-kwan from Lingnan U. in Hong Kong will deliver the keynotes. (variety.com)
  • The slogan was created by Edward Leung Tin-kei, who first came into prominence as the public face of Hong Kong Indigenous, one of several localist groups that formed in the wake of the Umbrella Movement in 2014. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is headed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang, who first took office in 2005 and whose current term ends in 2012. (conservapedia.com)
  • Hong Kong stocks are currently traded in Hong Kong dollars, while mainland stocks are in yuan. (cnn.com)
  • Whether you're ascending to Victoria Peak, the island's high point, on a 19th-century trolley line or riding the comprehensive MTR subway to sightsee in Sheung Wan or attend the Sha Tin racecourse, Hong Kong's pleasures are easily grasped. (dwell.com)