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Hong Kong: Special administrative region of China
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people 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.

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Hong Kong braces for wave of store closures after protests: HKRMA

More than one in 10 retailers in Hong Kong could close down in the next six months as social unrest and sometimes violent protests deter tourists, threatening the survival of smaller operators, the..
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Fire and petrol bombs after 'generally peaceful' Hong Kong march, police say

Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said on..
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Videos for Hong Kong


Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

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system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts. [Video]system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts.

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

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Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

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Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm [Video]Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life marched in Hong Kong on Sunday (December 8) under a crisp blue sky to march for human rights and democratic reforms in the financial hub. Emer..

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Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong mark six months of protests [Video]Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong mark six months of protests

Protesters have expanded their demands to include an investigation into police brutality, setting protesters free, and universal suffrage.View on euronews

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Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm [Video]Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life marched in Hong Kong on Sunday (December 8) calling for human rights and democratic reforms in the financial hub.

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Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march [Video]Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march

At least two deaths, more than 10,000 tear gas canisters fired and almost 6,000 arrests.

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China turns 'Great Cannon' on Hong Kong web forum [Video]China turns 'Great Cannon' on Hong Kong web forum

A Chinese cyberweapon dubbed the Great Cannon is launching DDoS attacks on a Hong Kong webform after years of silence, AT&T Cybersecurity reported on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong police ‘dispose of 10,000 petrol bombs in a week’ [Video]Hong Kong police ‘dispose of 10,000 petrol bombs in a week’

Police have given the media rare access to their bomb disposal unit.

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Hong Kong Protestors Plan Rally [Video]Hong Kong Protestors Plan Rally

Hong Kong's Civil Human Rights Front says it has received permission from police for a rally. During the past six months, authorities had denied requests from the group to hold rallies. The rally..

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China, HK voice anger against U.S. law [Video]China, HK voice anger against U.S. law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam denounced U.S. legislation protecting human rights in the embattled city after it was passed last week. That comes after a ban by Beijing against U.S. military from visiting..

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Trump Signs Human Rights And Democracy Act In Hong Kong [Video]Trump Signs Human Rights And Democracy Act In Hong Kong

President Donald Trump signed a bill supporting human rights in Hong Kong. According to Business Insider, the decision angered President Xi Jinping and stalled trade deal efforts. A source close to..

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Hong Kong protesters hold US flags and praise Donald Trump [Video]Hong Kong protesters hold US flags and praise Donald Trump

Protesters took to the streets again, one week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in district council elections. View on euronews

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Hong Kong's business district puts protests on the lunch menu [Video]Hong Kong's business district puts protests on the lunch menu

Hundreds of office workers in Hong Kong's business district gathered on Monday for the first in a week of lunchtime protests backing the pro-democracy movement after its resounding victory in district..

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Hong Kong marchers keep pressure on Lam after local vote [Video]Hong Kong marchers keep pressure on Lam after local vote

Marching near the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour, they sought to keep the pressure on city leader Carrie Lam after pro-democracy candidates won district council elections a week..

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Trade deal stalled over HK legislation: Axios [Video]Trade deal stalled over HK legislation: Axios

A trade deal between China and the U.S. has stalled after the U.S. passed legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong, news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing a source close to Trump's..

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Rallies against tear gas and for Trump in Hong Kong [Video]Rallies against tear gas and for Trump in Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas in Hong Kong, mark the end of a week of relative calm since district elections. David Doyle reports.

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Hong Kong protests: Authorised marches held across city [Video]Hong Kong protests: Authorised marches held across city

The rally was approved by police so it attracted larger numbers of protesters than the other rallies held on Sunday in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong protesters sing U.S. anthem to thank Trump [Video]Hong Kong protesters sing U.S. anthem to thank Trump

Protesters waved the stars and stripes and sang the U.S. national anthem outside the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday to thank President Donald Trump.

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China retorts after Trump signs bill into law backing Hong Kong protesters | #TheCube [Video]China retorts after Trump signs bill into law backing Hong Kong protesters | #TheCube

It's likely this will worsen already fraught relations between Washington and BeijingView on euronews

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Hong Kong protesters hold mass ‘Thanksgiving’ rally [Video]Hong Kong protesters hold mass ‘Thanksgiving’ rally

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong symbolically gave thanks to America as the U.S. celebrates its Thanksgiving holiday, while China warned Washington on Thursday that it would take "firm counter..

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Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march over the weekend,..
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Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb..
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Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a sign of broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled..
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What people in Hong Kong are saying after six months of demonstrations

Here are comments from some protesters at a pro-democracy rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six..
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Thousands rally in Hong Kong as government appeals for calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday under a crisp blue sky for a rally that is expected to gauge support for democracy in the financial hub which..
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Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm

Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge support for pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city as the government appealed to people to express their..
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Hong Kong AmCham chairman and president denied entry to Macau

The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau on Saturday after being detained by..
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Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge..
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Hong Kong police to take both 'hard' and 'soft' approaches against protests: commissioner

The Hong Kong police will use both "hard" and "soft" approaches when dealing with protests, Hong Kong's police commissioner Chris Tang told reporters in Beijing on Saturday.
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Pirates capture crew members of Hong Kong-flagged tanker: SCMP

A Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker was attacked and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday, the South China Morning Post cited the city's Marine..
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Hong Kong police chief calls for peaceful weekend protest

Hong Kong's police chief urged people to demonstrate peacefully on Sunday, when organizers expect a large turnout for a pro-democracy march intended to show the movement still has strong momentum.
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Hong Kong unrest contributed two percent points to third-quarter GDP contraction: official

Social unrest in Hong Kong contributed two percentage points to the city's economic contraction in the third quarter, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the city's government, told legislators in a..
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Chinese defy Hong Kong's protest gloom in hunt for bargain stocks

Chinese investors more than doubled their Hong Kong stocks purchases this year, braving market headwinds from violent street protests and the protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, which have battered the..
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U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's..
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Hong Kong gives protesters green light for big march on Sunday

Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organizers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy movement's support..
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China too distracted to worry about Taiwan, Taipei mayor says

China has too many other issues to worry about at the moment, from protests in Hong Kong to a slowing economy, to give much thought to Taiwan, the mayor of Taipei, sometimes seen as a potential future..
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China's HK and Macau office complains over new U.S. law on Hong Kong

China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said on Wednesday its deputy head met William Klein, the U.S. embassy's minister counselor for political affairs, and lodged stern representations over the..
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Hong Kong government pledges funds to boost economy hit by months of unrest

Hong Kong's government pledged HK$4 billion ($511 million) on Wednesday in new relief measures to help bolster an economy battered by months of protests that have eroded business confidence in the..
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Hong Kong government tops up stimulus with extra HK$4 billion

Hong Kong's government pledged HK$4 billion ($511 million) on Wednesday in new relief measures to help bolster an economy battered by months of protests that have eroded business confidence in the..
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Hong Kong announces HK$4 billion in new economic support measures

Hong Kong's government on Wednesday pledged HK$4 billion ($511 million) in additional relief measures to help shore up an economy battered by months of protests that have eroded business confidence in..
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China demands 'fighting spirit' from diplomats as trade war, Hong Kong protests simmer

Chinese diplomats have been instructed to promote Beijing's view more aggressively as the country grapples with the trade war with the United States, anti-government protests in Hong Kong and other..
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Firms move legal battles from protest-hit Hong Kong in fresh setback for business

Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an..
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Hong Kong police retrieve fresh trove of petrol bombs from university

Police in Hong Kong this week re-entered the campus of a university it besieged for more than 10 days last month, gathering newly discovered chemicals and petrol bombs hoarded by anti-government..
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Top U.S. general and senior Chinese counterpart speak on phone: U.S. military

The top U.S. general and a senior Chinese counterpart spoke on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, a day after China banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong's Lam to visit China and meet Xi on December 16: Cable TV

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will visit Beijing on Dec. 16 and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Hong Kong broadcaster Cable TV said on Tuesday, citing sources.
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Hong Kong leader says U.S. law will hurt business confidence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said U.S. legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, and announced a fourth round of relief measures to boost an..
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Hong Kong government to introduce fourth round of relief measures: leader

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her administration would introduce a fourth round of relief measures in the near term to boost the city's battered economy after six months of unrest.
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China bars U.S. military ships, aircraft from Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S. non-government organizations for allegedly encouraging anti-government protesters..
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Hong Kong office workers begin week of lunchtime protests

Hundreds of office workers in Hong Kong's business district gathered on Monday for the first in a week of lunchtime protests backing the pro-democracy movement after its resounding victory in district..
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China suspends review of request for U.S. military ships, aircraft visiting Hong Kong

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it has suspended the review of requests by U.S. military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong in response to legislation passed by U.S. lawmakers in support of..
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Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest

Hong Kong protesters geared up for a week of lunchtime rallies on Monday, a day after a mass demonstration showed the anti-government movement can still draw people to the streets even after sweeping..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests

Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting "revolution of our time" and..
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Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong in fresh round of protests

After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting "revolution of our time" and "liberate Hong..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday as thousands took to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city after a rare lull in violence.
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On Hong Kong streets, protesters say 'thank you' to Donald Trump

Hundreds of people in Hong Kong, including many elderly residents, marched to the U.S. consulate on Sunday to show "gratitude" for U.S. support of anti-government protests that have roiled the..
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Hundreds march in Hong Kong against use of tear gas; city braces for further protests

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government..
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Hong Kong seniors rally to back students as activists decry police actions

Secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several weekend rallies planned across the city, as pro-democracy activists vowed to battle what..
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China arrests Belizean, Taiwanese citizens over alleged meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China has arrested a citizen of Belize for allegedly colluding with people in the United States to meddle in the affairs of Hong Kong, the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper reported on..
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Pensioners and students gather for Hong Kong protest

Secondary-school students and retirees joined forces at a protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several rallies planned across the China-ruled city a day after police withdrew from a..
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Hong Kong police exit wrecked campus, weekend protests planned

Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from a university campus trashed by weeks of clashes as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media to promote more protests at the weekend.
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Hong Kong police withdraw from wrecked campus, activists call for more rallies

Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from the wreckage of a university campus damaged in weeks of clashes, as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media for support for more rallies at the weekend.
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Hong Kong protesters call for weekend rallies, police quit campus battleground

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stirred support for more rallies over the weekend, as police withdrew on Friday from a university campus which had seen some of the worst clashes with security..
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Hong Kong gears up for weekend protests after rare lull in violence

Hong Kong braced for a fresh round of protests over the weekend as police said they would withdraw from a university on Friday that has been the site of some of the worst clashes between protesters and..
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Hong Kong to allow airlines to keep airport slots despite cutting capacity

Airlines that fly to and from Hong Kong will be able to keep their prized airport slots even if they temporarily cut capacity due to weak travel demand through March, according to the Hong Kong Civil..
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