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Hong Kong: Chinese special administrative region
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 protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads

Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas in some of the most dramatic scenes in more..
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Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts appeared in Hong Kong streets on Saturday, helping residents clean up debris after anti-government protests blocked roads.
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Videos for Hong Kong


Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs As Chinese Soldiers Clean Streets [Video]Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs As Chinese Soldiers Clean Streets

Fires blazed on the doorstep of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University into the early hours of Sunday. According to Reuters, protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas. It was one..

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China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests [Video]China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests

China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests

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Chinese soldiers on Hong Kong streets for first time since protests began [Video]Chinese soldiers on Hong Kong streets for first time since protests began

Soldiers from mainland China were sent on to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since anti-government protests began about six months ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets [Video]China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Hong Kong protesters turn university campuses into fortresses [Video]Hong Kong protesters turn university campuses into fortresses

They built concrete walls and watchtowers and had weapons that included bows and arrows, catapults and hundreds of petrol bombs.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Alibaba gets strong demand for IPO - sources [Video]Alibaba gets strong demand for IPO - sources

Alibaba has received strong demand for its upcoming IPO, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Hong Kong tips into recession amid protests [Video]Hong Kong tips into recession amid protests

Hong Kong announced its economy has tipped into recession for the first time in a decade, as the financial hub braced for another weekend of anti-government protests. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Hong Kong protests: Has the violence gone too far? [Video]Hong Kong protests: Has the violence gone too far?

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Hong Kong official falls to ground in London in the midst of protesters [Video]Hong Kong official falls to ground in London in the midst of protesters

An alleged attack on a Hong Kong government official in London has been condemned as “barbaric” by the country’s leader. Video shows Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng falling to the ground..

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Refile - Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures assaulted in targeted attacks [Video]Refile - Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures assaulted in targeted attacks

Multiple pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been assaulted or attacked for openly standing up against China, in what critics have dubbed as "White Terror."

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Hong Kong Justice Secretary heckled in London [Video]Hong Kong Justice Secretary heckled in London

Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng is heckled by a crowd in London on November 14. Ms Cheng was scheduled to deliver a lecture at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIAB) but her..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

S&P 500 creeps up to another record close [Video]S&P 500 creeps up to another record close

Stocks barely moved on Thursday but the S&P 500 nudged up to a record close as earnings season winds down. Conway G. Gittens has the rundown.

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Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities [Video]Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Hong Kong protests: one person dies after being hit by brick during clashes [Video]Hong Kong protests: one person dies after being hit by brick during clashes

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Burberry grows despite feeling pain in Hong Kong [Video]Burberry grows despite feeling pain in Hong Kong

Burberry says sales grew in the second quarter, despite a slump in Hong Kong due to the unrest in the city. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Feeling unsafe, students from mainland China flee Hong Kong [Video]Feeling unsafe, students from mainland China flee Hong Kong

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:32Published

Arguments on train and Christmas tree alight as Hong Kong protests continue [Video]Arguments on train and Christmas tree alight as Hong Kong protests continue

Cellphone footage showed passengers arguing on a Hong Kong train as protesters blocked the carriage doors from closing on Wednesday morning.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at universities [Video]Hong Kong protesters clash with police at universities

Ongoing protests have been taking place in Hong Kong for 24 consecutive weeks.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:59Published

Alibaba poised for record HK IPO - sources [Video]Alibaba poised for record HK IPO - sources

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is poised to launch a Hong Kong share sale expected to raise up to $13.4 billion as soon as Thursday, according to sources. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Security stepped up in Hong Kong after night of clashes [Video]Security stepped up in Hong Kong after night of clashes

Police have increased security around Hong Kong and its university campuses as they braced for more violence after sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters. Many subway and rail stations..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': Police [Video]Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': Police

Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': Police

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Hong Kong now on 'brink of total breakdown': police [Video]Hong Kong now on 'brink of total breakdown': police

Rare weekday fighting in Hong Kong carried into Tuesday night as authorities admitted that the city is on the verge of collapse.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Road clearing in Hong Kong 'voluntary' move by Chinese PLA: city spokesman

A move by China's People's Liberation Army to clear debris and barricades left by anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday was initiated as a "voluntary community activity" by the military,..
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China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets as protests rumble on

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of pro-China protesters rally amid Hong Kong chaos

Hundreds of pro-China protesters rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday to denounce increasingly violent anti-government unrest in the Chinese-ruled city and support the police who have become a prime target..
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Germany says two citizens detained in Hong Kong

Two German citizens have been detained in Hong Kong and are receiving consular support, a source at the German foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Highway blockade reveals splits in Hong Kong protest movement

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in..
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Hong Kong campus protest showdowns loom but tension eases

The president of Hong Kong's Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, threatened on Friday to call in..
Reuters - Published

South Korean, Chinese students face off over Hong Kong protests

Kim Ji-mun, a 23-year-old South Korean university student, had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to..
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University tells non-students to go now as Hong Kong campus showdowns loom

The president of Hong Kong's Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, threatened on Friday to call in..
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UK police investigating alleged assault on Hong Kong justice secretary in London

British police said they are investigating the alleged assault on the Hong Kong justice secretary in London, but so far there have been not been any arrests.
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Hong Kong confirms economy fell into recession amid protests, trade war

Hong Kong sank into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter, government data confirmed on Friday, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating..
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Hong Kong third-quarter GDP shrinks 3.2%, confirms depth of recession

Hong Kong confirmed on Friday its economy plunged into its first recession in a decade in the third quarter, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating U.S.-China..
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Hong Kong and China condemn attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government..
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Highlights: Hong Kong paralyzed for fifth day, students guard campuses

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some major highways, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities..
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China strongly condemns attack on Hong Kong government official in London

China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.
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U.S. senators seek quick passage of Hong Kong rights bill

Two senior U.S. senators began a process on Thursday for the U.S. Senate to quickly pass legislation that would place Hong Kong's special treatment by the United States under extra scrutiny, a sign of..
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China's Xi says restoring order and stopping violence is most urgent for Hong Kong

China President Xi Jinping said restoring order and stopping violence is the most urgent task right now for Hong Kong, China's state television CCTV reported on Thursday.
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Taiwan opposition candidate calls for return to one China formula

Taiwan’s opposition presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu called on Thursday for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China, but rejected Beijing’s formula for Hong..
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Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission

The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional..
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Hong Kong students hunker down as government dismisses curfew rumors

Pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and stockpiled weapons and the..
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Hong Kong students arm themselves for showdown as police take breather

Pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting..
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Flaming arrows and petrol bombs: Inside Hong Kong protesters' 'weapons factories'

Under a November full moon, hundreds of young people dressed in black set about turning several of Hong Kong's top universities into fortresses, well stocked with improvised weapons.
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Hong Kong citywide protests spread

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways and other transport to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked..
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China paper says Hong Kong curfew tweet withdrawn due to insufficient information

An influential state-backed Chinese newspaper on Thursday withdrew a tweet saying the Hong Kong government was expected to announce a weekend curfew, after its editor said there was "not sufficient"..
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Hong Kong students hunker down for showdown amid talk of curfew

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled..
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Hong Kong expected to announce weekend curfew: Global Times

The Hong Kong government is expected to announce a weekend curfew, China's Global Times, a tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily, reported on its Twitter feed on Thursday,..
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Factbox: What students are saying as Hong Kong university campuses burn

Reuters spoke to students at Hong Kong universities where campuses have become blazing battlegrounds as anti-government, pro-democracy protesters clash with police.
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Schools close as protesters occupy Hong Kong roads and campuses

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked..
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Chinese students flee Hong Kong as campuses burn

Having fled Hong Kong universities they had thought were a ticket to success, Chinese students from the mainland sit in hostels and noodle shops in the neighboring city of Shenzhen wondering how..
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Hong Kong to shut all schools until Sunday amid protests

All schools in Hong Kong will suspend classes from Friday to Sunday due to transportation disruptions, following a similar move on Thursday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau said.
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Citywide protests disrupt Hong Kong as students barricade campuses

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid..
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Another day of chaos looms for Hong Kong amid relentless city-wide protests

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked..
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Black-clad man dies in Hong Kong; unclear if death related to protests - police

A man dressed in black and aged in his 30s has died in Hong Kong, police said. It was not clear if his death was related to ongoing protests in the Chinese-ruled city.
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Asian airlines cancel annual gathering as Hong Kong violence escalates

A group of Asian airlines canceled an annual gathering of their executives next week due to the "unpredictability" of the situation in Hong Kong, they said late on Wednesday.
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Protesters blockade universities, stockpile makeshift weapons as chaos grips Hong Kong

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had..
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Frustration, safety fears at finance firms as protests paralyze Hong Kong

Finance firms in Hong Kong urged staff on Wednesday to seek safety or work from home as anti-government protests paralyzed the city's business district for a third day in one of the biggest disruptions..
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Cathay Pacific cuts profit guidance for second time amid Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday said the short-term outlook remained "challenging and uncertain" due to anti-government protests in its home market as it lowered its profit guidance..
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Cathay Pacific October passenger traffic falls as HK protests curb travel

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday reported a 7% drop in passengers that flew with the airlines in October as fewer tourists from Mainland China traveled to Hong Kong.
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Highlights: Hong Kong on edge as violence intensifies

Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport, schools and many businesses..
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Protesters block central Hong Kong streets as chaos grips city

Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence.
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Factbox: What people in Hong Kong are saying after days of violence

Quotes from people in Hong Kong's central and financial districts and East Kowloon on Wednesday after days of protests and violence that have caused widespread disruption in many parts of the..
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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with transport, schools and many businesses closing..
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U.S. senators push for vote on Hong Kong rights bill as violence rises

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he wanted the Senate to pass legislation to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, as violence rose in the..
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