Hong Kong

Hong Kong



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  • Dialing code
    +852
  • Regional language
    Hong Kong Cantonese
  • Population
    7. 392 million (2017)
  • Council seat
    Central
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  • 2019-05-25
  • 2021-10-22
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    Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I. M. Pei's Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.

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Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?
Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?
... " Look how difficult it is in Shanghai, for them to stop Omicron - and that s throwing absolutely everything they can think of at the epidemic, at the outbreak, " said Professor Ben Cowling, an epidemiologist from the University of Hong Kong... 2022-05-14 20:15:04
Mao Zedong scroll thieves jailed in Hong Kong
Mao Zedong scroll thieves jailed in Hong Kong
...Three people have been jailed in Hong Kong for stealing art said to be worth millions, including a calligraphy scroll written by former Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong... 2022-05-14 00:50:03
Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under China s security law
Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under China s security law
...One of the Catholic Church s most senior members has been arrested in Hong Kong for breaking China s national security law, police have confirmed... 2022-05-11 21:00:03
‘If I die no-one will know : Covid and Hong Kong s  cage men
‘If I die no-one will know : Covid and Hong Kong s cage men
...‘If I die no-one will know : Covid and Hong Kong s cage men This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser... 2022-05-11 03:40:03
John Lee: The ex-security chief who became Hong Kong s leader
John Lee: The ex-security chief who became Hong Kong s leader
...Former security chief John Lee Ka-chiu has been elected as Hong Kong s next leader, in what is widely seen as a move by the Chinese government to tighten its grip on the city... 2022-05-08 08:20:08
Hong Kong s John Lee: Ex-security chief set to become new leader
Hong Kong s John Lee: Ex-security chief set to become new leader
...John Lee is set to be named Hong Kong s new leader on Sunday, once a closed voting process in which he is the sole candidate concludes... 2022-05-08 02:15:07
Uber loses $5. 9bn as Asia investment values fall
Uber loses $5. 9bn as Asia investment values fall
... In December, the company announced and move its listing to Hong Kong... 2022-05-05 06:35:03
Law firm says staff can work from home - for 20% less pay
Law firm says staff can work from home - for 20% less pay
... The spokesman said the firm s current policy, where people can choose to work from home for up to two days a week, suited many of its 1,100 employees across offices in London, Paris, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea... 2022-05-02 16:55:04
Ukraine - the narrative the West doesn t hear
Ukraine - the narrative the West doesn t hear
... Beijing has also clashed with Western governments over its treatment of its Uighur population, its crushing of democracy in Hong Kong and its frequently repeated vow to " return Taiwan to the fold" by force if necessary... 2022-04-30 03:45:04
Why Shanghai has done a U-turn on its ‘relaxed  Covid approach
Why Shanghai has done a U-turn on its ‘relaxed Covid approach
... Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong show a two-week lockdown on megacities like Beijing or Shanghai could cost China 2% of its monthly GDP... 2022-04-12 03:50:03
Kinder chocolate factory told to shut over salmonella cases
Kinder chocolate factory told to shut over salmonella cases
... Some Kinder chocolates have also been recalled in parts of Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore... 2022-04-08 19:10:04
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam won t seek second term
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam won t seek second term
...Hong Kong s leader Carrie Lam announced she would not seek a second term in office after a controversial tenure that has seen many of the territory s civil freedoms eroded... 2022-04-04 07:25:03
Researchers in Hong Kong create  soft robot  made of magnetic slime
Researchers in Hong Kong create soft robot made of magnetic slime
...Researchers in Hong Kong create soft robot made of magnetic slimeThis video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser... 2022-04-01 23:50:03
Hong Kong: Top UK judges resign from highest court
Hong Kong: Top UK judges resign from highest court
...The UK has announced that two of its Supreme Court judges will no longer be sitting on Hong Kong s top court... 2022-03-30 15:52:48
Oscars 2022: 18 bitesize facts about this year s nominees
Oscars 2022: 18 bitesize facts about this year s nominees
... In fact, only one remake has ever been awarded best picture: Martin Scorsese s The Departed (2006), which was adapted from the un-nominated Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs... 2022-03-23 04:41:04
Omicron vs Zero-Covid: How long can China hold on?
Omicron vs Zero-Covid: How long can China hold on?
...China and Hong Kong are seeing their largest spike in Covid cases in more than two years, despite determinedly pursuing one of the world s strictest virus elimination policies... 2022-03-21 15:31:07
Hong Kong:  My employer kicked me out because I caught Covid
Hong Kong: My employer kicked me out because I caught Covid
...Hong Kong: My employer kicked me out because I caught Covid This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser... 2022-03-19 03:39:03
Covid-19: Is the world ready for a great re-opening?
Covid-19: Is the world ready for a great re-opening?
... We asked our correspondents in the UK, Hong Kong, S Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru and the US to give us a snapshot... 2022-03-18 03:15:04
In pictures: 2022 Sony World Photography Awards
In pictures: 2022 Sony World Photography Awards
... " Old Meets New - Anthony Chan, Hong KongCategory: Architecture" In an industrial district in Hong Kong, surrounded by a mix of old and new developments, this shot was taken to highlight a contrasting co-existence: a new skyscraper s stylishly designed front entrance and an old industrial complex with myriads of air conditioners, pipes and wires mounted on its wall... 2022-03-17 03:11:03
Hong Kong: Briton accused of jeopardising China s security
Hong Kong: Briton accused of jeopardising China s security
...A British national living in the UK has been accused by police in Hong Kong of jeopardising China s national security and told he faces three years in jail... 2022-03-14 09:01:18
Ukraine conflict: Oil price soars to highest level since 2008
Ukraine conflict: Oil price soars to highest level since 2008
... Asia stocks markets fell in early trade on Monday, with Japan s Nikkei index and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong more than 3% lower... 2022-03-07 05:09:04
Metal price rise will make canned food more expensive, says LME chief
Metal price rise will make canned food more expensive, says LME chief
... 2%, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong closed down 2... 2022-03-04 13:00:04
Ukraine crisis: What is the government doing to help refugees?
Ukraine crisis: What is the government doing to help refugees?
... and with the Hong Kong nationals who are suffering persecution has been actually very generous"... 2022-03-01 03:57:04
Covid: Delay surgery after Omicron and support fraud s impact on taxpayers
Covid: Delay surgery after Omicron and support fraud s impact on taxpayers
... Hong Kong s Covid planHong Kong s battling the worst wave of coronavirus infections it s had since the start of the pandemic and has of all of its 7... 2022-02-23 11:13:04
Covid: Scotland to end restrictions and Queen cancels engagements
Covid: Scotland to end restrictions and Queen cancels engagements
... Hong Kong orders compulsory Covid tests for all its citizensHong Kong s government has of all its 7... 2022-02-22 20:27:04
Vegetables alone not enough to reduce heart risk, study finds
Vegetables alone not enough to reduce heart risk, study finds
... The study, from the universities of Oxford and Bristol and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, asked nearly 400,000 people who are taking part in the to fill in a questionnaire about their diet, including the quantity of cooked and raw vegetables they ate each day... 2022-02-21 08:20:04
Covid immunity: Can you catch it twice?
Covid immunity: Can you catch it twice?
... Scientists from Hong Kong recently reported on the case of a young, healthy man who recovered from a bout of Covid-19 only to be re-infected more than four months later... 2022-02-19 05:13:04
Covid: England to offer Covid jab to five to 11-year-olds and Hong Kong s surge
Covid: England to offer Covid jab to five to 11-year-olds and Hong Kong s surge
... Hong Kong s hospitals overwhelmed amid spike in cases by a huge surge in Covid cases, with infected patients being treated outside crowded hospitals... 2022-02-16 20:47:04
Humza Yousaf: Scotland should not be forced into Covid easing
Humza Yousaf: Scotland should not be forced into Covid easing
... Prof Sian Griffiths, who helped lead Hong Kong s investigation into Sars, said she would be more comfortable with a " slow pace rather than an immediate release" of restrictions in the UK... 2022-02-13 18:20:03
Hong Kong s tough Covid laws threatened by virus surge
Hong Kong s tough Covid laws threatened by virus surge
...Hong Kong has recorded more than 1,000 Covid infections for the first time since the pandemic began in a worrying milestone for officials who are aggressively pushing for zero-Covid... 2022-02-10 10:40:03
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