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.
The arrest of Huawei's CFO is souring international trade relations further and has hit Asian stocks. Tokyo's Nikkei index is down 2 percent, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong sank 1.5 percent. Meng Wanzhou was taken into custody in Canada last week at the behest of US authorities. Beijing summoned the US ambassador to demand the cancellation of the arrest warrant.
US President Donald Trump has announced plans to slap additional tariffs on around $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. That would mean that half of Chinese imports to the US are subject to tariffs.This could have knock-on effects for the global economy. Uncertainty is growing in China too.