Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. With a population of over seven million, it ranks as the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory.
Hong Kong became a British colony after the First Opium War (1839–42). In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which paved way for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. Since then it has become a special administrative region (SAR) with a high degree of autonomy – at least on paper. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Hong Kong.
Xiao Jianhua has been seen in Hong Kong a week ago. The founder of Tomorrow Group investment conglomerate, based in Beijing, was taken into custody by Chinese agents, media reports say. Now he is supposed to help Chinese police with their investigations into the stock market crash of 2015.
They're known as ‘coffin homes’ - flats so small you have to crouch when you're inside. In Hong Kong, this kind of accommodation is all many people can afford. Property prices in the global financial hub have risen nearly 50 percent in the past five years.
Clare Hollingworth was a rookie reporter for the "Daily Telegraph" when she broke the news that Germany had invaded Poland, heralding the beginning of World War II. She died on Tuesday at her home in Hong Kong.