How Hong Kong crisis is forcing companies to rethink | FT

The FT’s deputy Asia news editor Ravi Mattu says the increasingly violent protests have affected strategic decisions and heightened concerns about the city’s future as the financial centre of Asia

► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy.
► Listen to our podcasts: https://www.ft.com/podcasts
► Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/financialtimes

In This Story: Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

3 Recent Items: Hong Kong

  • Has ‘one country, two systems’ come to an end in Hong Kong? | UpFront
  • Trade ‘only one part of the battle‘ in China-Australia dispute, says legal expert Bryan Mercurio
  • Horse riding along Boao Beach
  • Leave a Comment