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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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

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..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

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,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests: Six months of rage and desperation

Here are the most striking images from an unprecedented and historic few months in Hong Kong.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kongers mark half-year protest anniv with rally

hong kongers mark half-year protest anniv with rally
Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city's pro-Beijing..
WorldNews - Published

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters out in force

Tens of thousands rally in the Chinese territory in the sixth month of anti-government protests.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Police raids ahead of rally to mark 6-month anniversary of Hong Kong protest movement

Hong Kong police on Sunday said they conducted raids ahead of a major pro-democracy rally and found weapons including a pistol and ammunition, the first firearm seizure linked to the protests. 
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

hong kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Tiffany profit falls short on weak demand in Americas, Hong Kong

Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co , which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH , missed market expectations for quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, hit by lower spending by foreign tourists in the..
Reuters - Published

Tiffany misses quarterly same-store sales estimates

tiffany misses quarterly same-store sales estimates
Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, fell short of Wall Street estimates for quarterly sales on Thursday as the luxury jeweler was hurt by weak demand from foreign tourists..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

hong kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects
By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to ......
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares benefit from cautious optimism around trade deal

asian shares benefit from cautious optimism around trade deal
Tokyo/Hong Kong — Stock markets in Asia gained on Thursday on hopes that China and the US may soon seal a preliminary deal to end their 17-month trade war, but conflicting signals from US President..
WorldNews - Published

Hong Kong protests: Teenage protesters grappling with 'collective trauma'

Psychologists warn that a new generation of Hongkongers are grappling with "collective trauma".
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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