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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 metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 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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Unexpectedly high voter turnout at Hong Kong primary elections [Video]

Unexpectedly high voter turnout at Hong Kong primary elections

It is the first ballot since Beijing imposed its new national security law - many feared this would keep people away.

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Protest held in London against China's expansionist policies [Video]

Protest held in London against China's expansionist policies

Indian Diaspora and a group of demonstrators led by displaced Muslims of Iranian origin demonstrated outside the Chinese Embassy in London on Sunday demanding their rights. They were joined by a few..

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Hong Kong opposition holds primary to pick election candidates [Video]

Hong Kong opposition holds primary to pick election candidates

Police raid office of opinion pollster organising the election to pick pro-democracy candidates ahead of September vote.

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Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections [Video]

Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections

Hong Kong's opposition camp set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday for primary elections aimed at selecting democracy candidates who stand the best chance of success in..

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Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law [Video]

Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law

PM Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia.

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Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas [Video]

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visasView on euronews

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Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens [Video]

Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday (July 9) offered Hong Kong students studying in the country a pathway to permanent residency, after China imposed a new security law on the city.

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Hong Kong: Fight over committee chair deadlock [Video]

Hong Kong: Fight over committee chair deadlock

Hong Kong: Fight over committee chair deadlock

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China converts HK hotel into security office [Video]

China converts HK hotel into security office

China opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-center park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new..

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Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong [Video]

Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong

Beijing's national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city.

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Social media firms worried about China's Hong Kong security law [Video]

Social media firms worried about China's Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam called the law 'mild' compared with those in other countries, but tech giants and social media companies are not convinced.

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TikTok to leave Hong Kong amid concerns over new security law [Video]

TikTok to leave Hong Kong amid concerns over new security law

It is the latest social media platform to take action after China's crackdown on pro-independence activities.View on euronews

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Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests [Video]

Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests

Major internet and social media platformes have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China's establishment of a sweeping new national..

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Hong Kong's Tiananmen museum turns online [Video]

Hong Kong's Tiananmen museum turns online

Scores of colorful posters and shelves of books may soon disappear from the June 4th Museum in Hong Kong, which is dedicated to documenting the events which took place that fateful day in 1989 at..

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Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom" [Video]

Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom"

Hong Kong's national security law imposed by Beijing last week was not "doom and gloom" for the city, its leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (July 7), adding it was untrue to say she was not privy to..

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For Chinese Dissidents, Detractors, Hong Kong Is Now A Danger Zone [Video]

For Chinese Dissidents, Detractors, Hong Kong Is Now A Danger Zone

For many who were critical of the Chinese government, Hong Kong was a convenient place to be. But according to CNN, that bolthole is quickly closing, as China says that they can now be arrested there,..

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Equity indices close in the green, Eicher Motors up 4.2 pc [Video]

Equity indices close in the green, Eicher Motors up 4.2 pc

Equity benchmark indices continued their upward momentum on Friday but the gains in IT and realty sectors were capped by PSU banks. At the closing bell, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 178 points or 0.5..

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Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile [Video]

Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of freedom alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed,..

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Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law [Video]

Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party agrees with the course of action that the government has set out following the announcement of Hong Kong’s “shocking” security law. Report..

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China adamant about enforcing Hong Kong security law [Video]

China adamant about enforcing Hong Kong security law

As international criticism grows over new measures threatening Hong Kong's autonomy, Beijing warns others to stay out of its affairs.

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Hong Kong leader says opponents of security law are "enemy of the people"

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A Hong Kong riot cop who was filmed chanting "black lives matter" and "I can't breathe" on patrol during a demonstration on Friday has been reprimanded by authorities, according to media reports.
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