Hong Kong Faces a Year of Hardship, If History Has Its Say

Hong Kong on July 1 mourned the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain back to the mainland. It's a two-decade milestone that citizens would rather forget -- it just means there are only 30 years left Hong Kong becomes a plain old nothing of a Chinese city, without its special rules and freedoms.

So the significance of 2017 is as much on people's minds as anything. The global financial crisis started in late 2007. The Asian financial crisis kicked off right here on Hong Kong's stock market in 1997, after the Thai baht devalued. And so too did "Black Monday" get going, on the Hong Kong exchange in 1987. ...1281 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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