city-state city-state


  • (n) a state consisting of a sovereign city


  1. This Tiny Nation Could Be a Gold Trading Hub

    This Southeast Asian city-state has transformed itself into one of the world's top financial hubs and has now set its sights on turning the wealthy island into a gold bullion center.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNBC via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hong Kong May Have Been Ed Snowden's Biggest Mistake

    Edward Snowden went to great lengths to cover his tracks and avoid the long arm of U.S. law, but the NSA leaker's decision to choose Hong Kong as a potential safe haven may have been his biggest misstep. Snowden says he chose the city-state because of its "commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent," except, well, its citizens also care very deeply about something else: the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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  • Mr. Muzyka added, "EA has shown great respect for the creative integrity of our studios and BioWare's core values of quality in our workplace, quality in our products, and entrepreneurship. Operating as a city-state within the larger EA studio...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Ray Muzyka Source: FOX News

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