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From 1997 to 2017: Hong Kong's transition in pictures

HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) - On Saturday, Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the end of British colonial rule, when the Asian financial hub was handed back to mainland China. The territory has seen ... read more

Is Hong Kong’s July 1 rally in danger of going backwards?

July 1, formally known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, has become a day of different meanings for the city’s people. For some, it is an opportunity to celebrate the ... read more

Hong Kong: 20 years since the end of British rule

On Saturday, Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the end of British colonial rule, when the Asian financial hub was handed back to mainland China. The territory has seen tumultuous ... rule on July 1, ... read more

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Hong Kong profile - Timeline

A chronology of key events ... since the 1997 handover from Britain to China. 2016 November - Thousands of people gather in central Hong Kong to show their support for China's intervention in the ... read more


Asia’s Bastion of Free Speech? Move Aside, Hong Kong, It’s Taiwan Now.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — For decades under British rule and after its handover ... Xi Jinping, China’s strongest leader since Mao, to assert his control over China, including Hong Kong. When the British ... read more

Handover Hangover: Hong Kong’s Film Industry Faces an Uncertain Future

Twenty years on, a lot has changed, including Hong Kong cinema. At the turn of the 20th anniversary of the handover ... Administrative Region of China as the city was hit by Asian Financial Crisis ... read more

Hong Kong's darkest hour: Sars and the suicide of an icon

I wasn't a particular fan, I'd only seen ... 1997, when they were half-hoping newsworthy death would cross the Chinese border. Sars was when the handover really took place. Southern China has a ... read more

Perspectives on Democracy in Hong Kong

Since the Retrocession of Hong Kong to China in 1997, I have seen Shanghai move in to rival Hong Kong as ... a journalist who questioned the government's mishandling of the SARS epidemic. The latest ... read more

Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?

The past decade has seen ... since then. In 2009, the rates for elderly stood at 28.7 per 100,000 for men, and 19 for women, according to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS). Law says that Hong Kong saw ... read more

Boehner brands Edward Snowden 'a traitor' as the U.S. government 'prepares to charge whistleblower for leaking secrets'

Snowden ... although Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the U.S., the document has some exceptions, including for crimes deemed political. Any negotiations about his possible handover will ... read more

Hong Kong profile - Timeline

A chronology of key events: 1842 - China cedes Hong Kong island to Britain after the First Opium ... holds its first talks with a Chinese official since the 1997 handover. 2012 July - Leung Chun-ying ... read more



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