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Hong Kong to pull out all the stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule, but critics unimpressed - Hong Kong Free Press

A multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, but critics say the show is out of step with political tensions. The large-scale celebrations come despite ...and more »

China's belt and road push will help Hong Kong top regional rival Singapore - South China Morning Post

With Singapore hosting the Maritime Week recently, many observers and commentators have been waxing lyrical about the island-state's status as the maritime capital of the world. When doing so, they refer to the size of the shipping industry. Headlines ...and more »

Hong Kong's autonomy agreement could be scrapped if it threatens China, official warns - Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy under the “One Country, Two Systems” arrangement may end if it is used to threaten China, a Beijing official based in the city has warned. China Liaison Office legal chief Wang Zhenmin told a forum on Saturday that ...and more »

China Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong Basic Law With Threats - The Diplomat

April marked the 27th anniversary of Hong Kong's miniature constitution, the Basic Law, and it seems the celebration was a golden opportunity for mainland Chinese legal academics and politicians to trash the document. Most notably, China's Hong Kong ...and more »

Banks are closing branches all over the world, but why not in Hong Kong? - South China Morning Post

Retail banking in Hong Kong seems resilient if you look at the number of outlets. Elsewhere in the world, bank branches have been closing; in Hong Kong, by and large, they have stayed open. HSBC will have halved its UK presence compared to 2011 by the ...and more »

Malaysian Fund Sells Sydney Asset to HK Investor for A$340M and More Asia Real Estate Headlines - Mingtiandi

Leading the news after a long weekend is a record-setting Sydney purchase by an unnamed Hong Kong family office, while Goldman wins some big new business in Korea. Also in the headlines, China's biggest construction firm may be getting a chilly ...and more »

Int'l media increasingly drawn to covering local Hong Kong politics, say correspondents - Hong Kong Free Press

International media outlets have become more interested in covering Hong Kong's political developments, a panel of journalists have suggested. Political drama and extreme inequality in Hong Kong – compared with opacity and increased difficulties of ...and more »

Lonely Planet's Hong Kong: A sensory feast - Independent Community Newspaper

Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive. Neighbourhoods and islands. Hong Kong's enchanting neighbourhoods and islands offer a sensory feast. You may ...and more »

In Defense Of Chinese Tour Groups - Huffington Post

I know this because I'm a Chinese tourist who has traveled in many Chinese tour groups. I also think you know this. You've seen them around town, haven't you? In San Francisco. Or Cairo. Or Hong Kong. They're in your way just as you're walking home on ...and more »

Hong Kong Museum of 1989 Tiananmen Massacre Reopens Ahead of Anniversary - Radio Free Asia

A Hong Kong museum commemorating the 1989 student-led democracy movement in China, and the military crackdown on unarmed civilians that ended weeks of protest on the night of June 3, has opened its doors once more, despite being forced to close ...and more »