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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, 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 legislator urges U.N. rights body to probe 'police abuse'

A pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator called on the top U.N. human rights body on Monday to investigate what she said were "brutal crackdowns" and "police brutality" against demonstrators in the former..
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Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests

Hong Kong's businesses and metro stations reopened as usual on Monday after a chaotic Sunday when police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol..
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Videos for Hong Kong

Hong Kong violence flares after banned march [Video]Hong Kong violence flares after banned march

Police fire tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse activists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Hong Kong protests: Police use tear gas on demonstrators [Video]Hong Kong protests: Police use tear gas on demonstrators

Tear gas and water cannon are police tactics which have only so far emboldened protesters to keep surging forward.

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Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters [Video]Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters

A demonstration is taking place near the Central Government Complex.

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Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain [Video]Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters waving Union Jack flags marched and sang "God Save the Queen", both on the streets and outside the British Consulate on Sunday, demanding that the former colonial power..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support [Video]Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Rival protests collide in Hong Kong mall [Video]Rival protests collide in Hong Kong mall

Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling at the start of rallies planned for across the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Pro and anti-Beijing groups scuffle in Hong Kong mall [Video]Pro and anti-Beijing groups scuffle in Hong Kong mall

The pro-China demonstrators chanted "Support the police" and "China, add oil", adapting a line used by anti-Hong Kong government protesters and loosely meaning: "China, keep your strength up." "Hong..

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

Rival groups clash in Hong Kong protests [Video]Rival groups clash in Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing groups clashed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Saturday as unrest over alleged Chinese interference in the territory continued.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

LSE rejects Hong Kong's $39 bln takeover offer [Video]LSE rejects Hong Kong's $39 bln takeover offer

The London Stock Exchange emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse's $39 billion takeover offer on Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and analytics group Refinitiv. David..

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Counter protesters in Hong Kong wave Chinese flags [Video]Counter protesters in Hong Kong wave Chinese flags

Hundreds of pro-government protesters in Hong Kong waved Chinese flags and sang the Chinese national anthem several times on Friday, breaking out into cheers at the end of each rendition.

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AB InBev set to revive Budweiser Asia IPO - sources [Video]AB InBev set to revive Budweiser Asia IPO - sources

The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is planning to raise about $5 billion from a revived float in Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Hong Kong's tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors [Video]Hong Kong's tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

Occupancy rates in some hotels have halved, with no improvement in sight, says Hong Kong's financial secretary.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Aramco ready for foreign float alongside primary domestic listing [Video]Aramco ready for foreign float alongside primary domestic listing

Saudi Aramco is primed to float on international markets to complement a planned domestic initial public offering (IPO) which has been selected as its primary listing, the state oil giant's chief..

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Hong Kong Exchanges bids $39bln to take over London bourse [Video]Hong Kong Exchanges bids $39bln to take over London bourse

Hong Kong's stock exchange has bid $39bln to take over the London Stock Exchange. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to "liberate" city

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday (September 8) sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to "liberate" the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate calling for support [Video]Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate calling for support

Demonstrators seek to bring international attention to Hong Kong's political crisis, now in its 14th week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Hong Kongers March With US Flags To Plead For Trump's Help [Video]Hong Kongers March With US Flags To Plead For Trump's Help

Thousands of protesters waving US flags marched on Hong Kong's US Consulate on Sunday. They want the Trump administration's help in ending a three-month stand off with the government. CNN reports the..

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Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Airport Protest [Video]Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Airport Protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the Chinese-ruled city’s..

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Hong Kong police fend off airport protest but tear gas fired again in Kowloon. [Video]Hong Kong police fend off airport protest but tear gas fired again in Kowloon.

Anti-government protesters lit fires in the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, as police managed to maintain order at the airport. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Police step up presence after protesters target Hong Kong airport [Video]Police step up presence after protesters target Hong Kong airport

Tight security has been implemented at Hong Kong International Airport in attempts to prevent another major disruption. Violent protests on Friday led to threats from protesters to block traffic at the..

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

Violence and vandalism in Hong Kong [Video]Violence and vandalism in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong protest descended into chaos the late hours of Friday when protesters attacked bystanders and dismantled signs at an MTR station in the Yau Ma Tei district. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse protesters [Video]Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Hundreds of protesters, many of them masked and dressed in black, took cover behind umbrellas and barricades made from street fencing.

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

Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests [Video]Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has formally withdrawn a proposed extradition bill that sparked months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city. The following is a timeline of the key dates around the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public [Video]Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public

For now, China seems willing to be patient in the hope that the momentum of protests will fade, along with international

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Hong Kong likely to see more protests despite extradition bill's end [Video]Hong Kong likely to see more protests despite extradition bill's end

Demonstrators say the concession will not stop them from protesting against what they see as an unjust leadership and China's influence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

 

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, blue water jets at petrol-bomb throwing protesters

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near the Legislative Council building and central government offices on Sunday, the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters march after call on UK to keep China in check

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched under a sea of umbrellas on Sunday after hundreds had sung "God Save the Queen" outside the British Consulate demanding that the former colonial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up protesters at Admiralty on Sunday, near the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army in the Chinese-ruled city.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters on the march after plea to colonial power UK

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched under a sea of umbrellas on Sunday after hundreds had sung "God Save the Queen" outside the British Consulate demanding that the former colonial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters urge former colonial power UK to stand up to China

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters call on former ruler Britain to pressure China

Hong Kong protesters are expected to rally outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors its commitments to the city's freedoms.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks U.S. support for protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police move in to break up shopping mall protest clashes

Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Sunday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling, in an around a shopping mall at the start of demonstrations across..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters plan shopping mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in..
Reuters - Published

Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader focuses on housing as protesters head for the hills

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to focus on housing and jobs to try to end three months of sometimes violent unrest, as pro-democracy demonstrators headed for the hills on Friday for a series of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing says he regrets protest comments were misrepresented

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing said on Friday he deeply regrets that recent comments he made regarding protests in the financial hub were misrepresented and reiterated that any actions that violate..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kongers troubled by unrest look for new homes abroad

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader to focus on housing, jobs to try to appease protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to prioritize housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent unrest, as scuffles broke out..
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Organizers postpone Hong Kong women's tennis event due to protests

Hong Kong's premier women's tennis event scheduled for October has been postponed due to the pro-democracy protests, organizers announced on Friday.
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Exclusive: China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong

China has called on its biggest state firms to take a more active role in Hong Kong, including stepping up investment and asserting more control of companies in the financial hub, executives familiar..
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As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
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Hong Kong protesters plan busy Mid-Autumn Festival

Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend, after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations..
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Exclusive: The Chief Executive 'has to serve two masters' - HK leader Carrie Lam – full transcript

This is a transcript of a talk given in late August by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to a group of businesspeople in the city. The transcript is taken from an audio recording of Lam's remarks..
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I won't stop meeting Chinese activists, says German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he would continue to meet Chinese human rights activists and lawyers, both at home and on trips to China, after his meeting this week with a Hong Kong democracy..
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Mid-Autumn Festival lantern protests to light up Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations which have rocked..
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China envoy raps Germany over meeting with Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal..
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China summons German envoy to foreign ministry over Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sent very negative signals for bilateral relations, China's ambassador to Germany said on Wednesday, adding that the..
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Taiwan urges citizens to avoid Hong Kong and China after detention

Taiwan's ruling party on Wednesday urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Kong after a person from Taiwan was detained in China on state security charges, as Hong Kong's protests add to already tense..
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Hong Kong protesters pause to mark Sept. 11

Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning "massive..
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Germany's Merkel urges China to uphold human rights in Hong Kong

China's economic rise brings an increased responsibility for Beijing on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that she had told Chinese leaders last week..
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Hong Kong protesters boo Chinese anthem, as leader warns against interference

Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field on Tuesday, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country's national anthem ahead of..
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China angered after German foreign minister meets HK activist

China expressed anger on Tuesday after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, saying that no foreign country had a right to interfere in China's internal..
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Hong Kong leader warns against interference, escalation of violence

Interference by foreign parliaments in Hong Kong's affairs is deeply regrettable, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city said on Tuesday, adding that an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues..
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Hong Kong leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in the Chinese-ruled city and that she deeply regrets foreign parliaments' interference in the financial..
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My town is the new Cold War's Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong told an audience in the German capital that his city was now a bulwark..
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U.S. should side with Hong Kong protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were "not an internal" Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the..
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Iranians should be safe in Hong Kong despite protests, says coach

Iran's soccer players have nothing to fear from anti-government protests in Hong Kong, said the head coach of the city's representative team, despite an unsuccessful bid by the visitors to play..
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