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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 extradition bill officially killed, but more unrest likely

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one..
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Under China's shadow, Taiwan, Hong Kong squabble over a murder suspect

Chinese-ruled Hong Kong and Taiwan engaged in a rare squabble on Wednesday over a Hong Kong man accused of murder in Taiwan whose case was used by Hong Kong to promote a now-withdrawn extradition bill.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hong Kong

Activists form human chain at UK consulate in Hong Kong [Video]Activists form human chain at UK consulate in Hong Kong

The protesters called for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

The alleged murder that sparked HK's crisis [Video]The alleged murder that sparked HK's crisis

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT [Video]China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Shaq Defends Houston Rockets General Manager [Video]Shaq Defends Houston Rockets General Manager

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal expressed his support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Morey wrote a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. According to Business Insider, this created..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

China To Replace Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam [Video]China To Replace Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam

China is planning to replace Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive. If Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to go ahead, Lam's successor would be appointed by March...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Japan enthrones emperor in ancient ceremony [Video]Japan enthrones emperor in ancient ceremony

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Lam apologizes to Hong Kong Muslims [Video]Lam apologizes to Hong Kong Muslims

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday met with imams at the Kowloon Mosque to apologize, after police hit the place of worship with a water cannon as they battled protesters during another day of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs [Video]Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters throwing petrol bombs on Sunday (October 20) as thousands staged an illegal march through the Kowloon district that will test the strength of the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Hong Kong protesters rally in defiance of police ban [Video]Hong Kong protesters rally in defiance of police ban

Chaotic scenes as police and protesters clash on some of the busiest streets in Kowloon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Hong Kong police detonate bomb [Video]Hong Kong police detonate bomb

Police carried out a controlled explosion of what was believed to be a bomb found on a Hong Kong street on Sunday, as protests raged into the night. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Tens of thousands protest in illegal Hong Kong march [Video]Tens of thousands protest in illegal Hong Kong march

Police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal march on Sunday descended into chaos. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss [Video]NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says fallout from China controversy has already caused large financial loss

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Hong Kong council session adjourns as members heckle Carrie Lam [Video]Hong Kong council session adjourns as members heckle Carrie Lam

Chaos erupted for the second day as chief executive's critics were dragged one by one from the legislative chamber.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

Hong Kong assembly session halted by new opposition protest [Video]Hong Kong assembly session halted by new opposition protest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has again been forced from the legislative chamber because of protests by opposition members following a violent attack on a leader of the protest movement. Pro-democracy..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

HK's legislature becomes protest battleground [Video]HK's legislature becomes protest battleground

A second day of chaos in Hong Kong's Legislative Council as leader Carrie Lam tried to answer questions about her annual policy address, which she was forced to deliver by video link on Wednesday after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Bloody attack on Hong Kong pro-democracy leader [Video]Bloody attack on Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Hong Kong's Civil Human Rights Front leader was attacked with hammers and knives on Wednesday night (October 16). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Embattled Hong Kong leader announces housing boost [Video]Embattled Hong Kong leader announces housing boost

After being heckled, Carrie Lam said violent protests were among the reasons the city slipped into recession.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Hong Kong’s chief executive forced to halt annual address amid protests [Video]Hong Kong’s chief executive forced to halt annual address amid protests

Furious pro-democracy politicians twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives in chaotic scenes in the territory. Carrie Lam's inability to deliver her..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

HK policy address halted after heckling [Video]HK policy address halted after heckling

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday (October 16) after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering "five demands, not one less" as Lam..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam to outline annual policy plan [Video]Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam to outline annual policy plan

Hong Kong remains a city under siege with protests now entering their fifth month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet [Video]LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA in a conflict that has seen Houston Rockets gear removed from Nike and NBA stores in major cities throughout China. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

 

China foreign ministry says report on plans to replace Hong Kong leader Lam a political rumor

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Financial Times report on plans for replacing Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam was a political rumor with ulterior motives.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong legislature officially kills controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters but unlikely..
Reuters - Published

China's CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Chinese state television did not air the National Basketball Association's (NBA) season opening games, underscoring the damage on the U.S. league's business in the country following a Houston Rockets..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong says Taiwan obstructing murder suspect case for political reasons

Taiwan authorities are obstructing the case of a murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong government official said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

A murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's government squabbled with Taiwan, where he is accused of murdering his girlfriend,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship..
Reuters - Published

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Lam with 'interim' chief executive: FT

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong government pledges more aid to battered city, no end in sight to unrest

Hong Kong's embattled government announced extra financial support on Tuesday for the Chinese-ruled city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities tussle as fate of murder suspect in limbo

A murder case that led to mass street protests in Hong Kong should be handled independently by Taiwan, where the suspect allegedly committed the crime, authorities in the Chinese-ruled city said.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong riot police teargas, chase protesters, residents jeer officers

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong riot police confront protesters a day after violent clashes

Hundreds of Hong Kong riot police confronted pro-democracy demonstrators on Monday night as they gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters,..
Reuters - Published

Chinese Communist Party newspaper attacks Hong Kong schools 'liberal studies'

Hong Kong's education system was described by the Chinese Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper as a "disease" that must be treated, in an editorial that blamed schools for inculcating students..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader apologizes after mosque hit by police water cannon

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the city's Muslim community on Monday after police fired a water cannon at a major mosque during operations on Sunday night to quell violent pro-democracy..
Reuters - Published

Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader apologizes for mosque incident after day of violence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Monday to the city's Muslim community after police hit a major mosque with water canon as they battled thousands of pro-democracy protesters overnight in the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader to visit Japan after huge rally, night of violence

Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, leaves for a visit to Japan on Monday as the Chinese-ruled city struggles to recover from a night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong firms, lacking riot insurance, pick up pieces from protest damage

Hong Kong's businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory's most violent protests in living memory as few of them bought insurance coverage..
Reuters - Published

Resurgent Hong Kong protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts again

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters stage major rally; tear gas, petrol bombs shatter calm

Hong Kong riot police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs on Sunday as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops..
Reuters - Published

Petrol bombs and tear gas scar Hong Kong streets as police, protesters clash

Hong Kong riot police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of shops trashed as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police, protesters clash; hundreds of shops trashed

Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police, protesters exchange tear gas, petrol bombs

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters throwing petrol bombs on Sunday as thousands staged an illegal march through the Kowloon district that will test the strength of the pro-democracy campaign..
Reuters - Published

Thousands stage illegal Hong Kong march; shops, metro stations trashed

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters, many wearing masks in defiance of emergency laws, staged an illegal march through the Kowloon district on Sunday that will test the strength of the pro-democracy..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters stage illegal march; metro stations close

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters, many wearing masks in defiance of emergency laws, staged an illegal march through the Kowloon district on Sunday which will test the strength of the pro-democracy..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong tightens security ahead of planned protest

Hong Kong tightened security ahead of a planned anti-government march on Sunday afternoon, with some metro services halted and public facilities shuttering as pro-democracy leaders called on citizens..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protest leaders urge turnout for march, despite risk of arrest

Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong's citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest..
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Hong Kong's leader backs police use of force as protesters plan 'illegal' march

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves on Saturday to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong

A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook to..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters vow to hit the streets in major 'illegal' march

Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners on Friday vowed to stage a major march at the weekend despite police ruling the rally illegal, setting the scene for possibly more unrest in a city battered by..
Reuters - Published

China stops couriers from shipping black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests

China has banned the bulk shipment of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters to the city, staff at Chinese courier firms said, as authorities grapple with often violent..
Reuters - Published

Protests turn Hong Kong's council elections into referendum on Lam's government

Pro-democracy candidates will stand in almost all 452 seats in Hong Kong's upcoming local elections, encouraged by four months of anti-government protests, with the outcome of the November poll a..
Reuters - Published

Home from home: Hong Kong police group plans retirement in mainland China

A Hong Kong police association is in talks with a Chinese property developer about a planned Hong Kong-themed retirement community in mainland China, it said on its website.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

A Hong Kong court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships on Friday after a lesbian identified as 'MK' launched the city's first judicial challenge on the issue, stating it..
Reuters - Published

Holiday Inn-owner IHG hit by weak China, Hong Kong bookings

Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group blamed lower business bookings in China and Hong Kong protests for a 0.8% fall in third-quarter revenue per room on Friday, the latest company to be..
Reuters - Published

Cathay Pacific shelves U.S. dollar bond plans amid Hong Kong unrest

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has shelved plans for its first U.S. dollar debt deal in 23 years, the airline said on Friday, after sources told Reuters that global investors had baulked at the pricing due..
Reuters - Published

NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police association to build retirement property for staff in mainland China

A Hong Kong police association has told its members it is in talks with Chinese property developer Agile Group to develop a "Hong Kong City" in southern China for their retirement, according to a..
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Hong Kong tourism fall hits cognac sales at Remy Cointreau

French spirits maker Remy Cointreau said falling tourism in Hong Kong hurt cognac sales in its second quarter, as the group reported a decline in comparable revenue for the period.
Reuters - Published

NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong braces for weekend of fresh anti-government protests

Hong Kong is preparing for a weekend of demonstrations, including a human chain at major subway lines on Friday and a democracy march on Sunday, the latest moves in more than four months of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong assembly in chaos; attack on democracy leader a 'chilling signal'

Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent..
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Explainer: U.S. House passes legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed three pieces of legislation supporting the pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong for more than four months.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong legislature suspended amid chaos over protests

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong heckled the city's embattled leader and called for her to step down on Thursday during a legislative session that was repeatedly suspended as several politicians..
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Hong Kong legislative session adjourned amid protests and heckling

Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, with several escorted from the chamber for the..
Reuters - Published

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