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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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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..
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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.
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Videos for Hong Kong


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..

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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..

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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.

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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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Hong Kong: Thousands gather to thank US for human rights bill [Video]Hong Kong: Thousands gather to thank US for human rights bill

Law means Washington can impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials deemed responsible for human rights abuses.

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China warns of retaliation as Trump signs laws backing Hong Kong protesters [Video]China warns of retaliation as Trump signs laws backing Hong Kong protesters

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Hong Kong loses luster for luxury brands [Video]Hong Kong loses luster for luxury brands

Luxury brands are scaling back in Hong Kong, long seen as the gateway to Chinese shoppers, and the reasons go deeper than the city's unrest. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Trump signs HK bills, China warns retaliation [Video]Trump signs HK bills, China warns retaliation

U.S. President Trump signed into law congressional bills that back protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible sanctions on human rights, prompting China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday to..

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China furious after Trump signs Hong Kong legislation [Video]China furious after Trump signs Hong Kong legislation

Trump says he signed bills out of 'respect' for China, but country reacts with fury and warns of 'firm countermeasures'.

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Hong Kong Cross-Harbour tunnel, Polytechnic University reopen [Video]Hong Kong Cross-Harbour tunnel, Polytechnic University reopen

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Andreas Fulda on France 24: "Local Hong Kong election: a humiliating defeat for the pro-Beijing camp" [Video]Andreas Fulda on France 24: "Local Hong Kong election: a humiliating defeat for the pro-Beijing camp"

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Hong Kong local elections: Carrie Lam refuses to give ground after poll setback [Video]Hong Kong local elections: Carrie Lam refuses to give ground after poll setback

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:46Published

Hong Kong local elections: Lam acknowledges discontent but offers no concessions [Video]Hong Kong local elections: Lam acknowledges discontent but offers no concessions

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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Firms move legal battles from protest-hit Hong Kong in fresh setback for business

Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an..
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Hong Kong police retrieve fresh trove of petrol bombs from university

Police in Hong Kong this week re-entered the campus of a university it besieged for more than 10 days last month, gathering newly discovered chemicals and petrol bombs hoarded by anti-government..
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Top U.S. general and senior Chinese counterpart speak on phone: U.S. military

The top U.S. general and a senior Chinese counterpart spoke on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, a day after China banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong's Lam to visit China and meet Xi on December 16: Cable TV

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will visit Beijing on Dec. 16 and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Hong Kong broadcaster Cable TV said on Tuesday, citing sources.
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Hong Kong leader says U.S. law will hurt business confidence

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said U.S. legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, and announced a fourth round of relief measures to boost an..
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Hong Kong government to introduce fourth round of relief measures: leader

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her administration would introduce a fourth round of relief measures in the near term to boost the city's battered economy after six months of unrest.
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China bars U.S. military ships, aircraft from Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S. non-government organizations for allegedly encouraging anti-government protesters..
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Hong Kong office workers begin week of lunchtime protests

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..
Reuters - Published

China suspends review of request for U.S. military ships, aircraft visiting Hong Kong

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it has suspended the review of requests by U.S. military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong in response to legislation passed by U.S. lawmakers in support of..
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Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest

Hong Kong protesters geared up for a week of lunchtime rallies on Monday, a day after a mass demonstration showed the anti-government movement can still draw people to the streets even after sweeping..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests

Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting "revolution of our time" and..
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Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong in fresh round of protests

After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting "revolution of our time" and "liberate Hong..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday as thousands took to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city after a rare lull in violence.
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On Hong Kong streets, protesters say 'thank you' to Donald Trump

Hundreds of people in Hong Kong, including many elderly residents, marched to the U.S. consulate on Sunday to show "gratitude" for U.S. support of anti-government protests that have roiled the..
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Hundreds march in Hong Kong against use of tear gas; city braces for further protests

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government..
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Hong Kong seniors rally to back students as activists decry police actions

Secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several weekend rallies planned across the city, as pro-democracy activists vowed to battle what..
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China arrests Belizean, Taiwanese citizens over alleged meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China has arrested a citizen of Belize for allegedly colluding with people in the United States to meddle in the affairs of Hong Kong, the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper reported on..
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Pensioners and students gather for Hong Kong protest

Secondary-school students and retirees joined forces at a protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several rallies planned across the China-ruled city a day after police withdrew from a..
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Hong Kong police exit wrecked campus, weekend protests planned

Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from a university campus trashed by weeks of clashes as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media to promote more protests at the weekend.
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Hong Kong police withdraw from wrecked campus, activists call for more rallies

Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from the wreckage of a university campus damaged in weeks of clashes, as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media for support for more rallies at the weekend.
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Hong Kong protesters call for weekend rallies, police quit campus battleground

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stirred support for more rallies over the weekend, as police withdrew on Friday from a university campus which had seen some of the worst clashes with security..
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Hong Kong gears up for weekend protests after rare lull in violence

Hong Kong braced for a fresh round of protests over the weekend as police said they would withdraw from a university on Friday that has been the site of some of the worst clashes between protesters and..
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Hong Kong to allow airlines to keep airport slots despite cutting capacity

Airlines that fly to and from Hong Kong will be able to keep their prized airport slots even if they temporarily cut capacity due to weak travel demand through March, according to the Hong Kong Civil..
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China warns U.S. over Hong Kong law as thousands stage 'Thanksgiving' rally

China warned the United States on Thursday that it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in..
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China could put U.S. Hong Kong law drafters on no-entry list: Global Times editor

China is considering putting those who drafted the U.S. law supporting Hong Kong's protesters on a no-entry list barring them from entering China's mainland as well as Hong Kong and Macau, Global Times..
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How Hong Kong's keyboard warriors have besieged Wikipedia

Beyond Hong Kong's tear gas-drenched streets and shattered universities, another battle has been raging over the city's depiction online on the crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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China warns U.S. of consequences over HK law, mum on steps planned

China warned the United States on Thursday that it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in..
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China summons U.S. ambassador, says Hong Kong rights law is 'strong interference'

China summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Thursday to demand that the United States immediately stop interfering in its internal affairs and stop causing further damage to bilateral relations,..
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China warns U.S. of retaliation over Hong Kong law as police enter ruined university

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the..
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Cycling: Track Cycling World Cup leg to go ahead in Hong Kong this weekend

The track cycling World Cup leg in Hong Kong this weekend will go ahead as planned after a lull in violence across the city, which has been racked by anti-government protests for the past six months,..
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Trump signs Hong Kong bills; Beijing vows retaliation: Now what?

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-trump/trump-approves-legislation-backing-hong-kong-protesters-idUSKBN1Y12NB congressional bills that..
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China warns U.S. of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the..
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China warns of 'firm counter measures' after Trump signs U.S. legislation on Hong Kong

China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it will take "firm counter measures" if the United States continues to interfere in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong says U.S. legislation backing protesters sends wrong signal

The Hong Kong government on Thursday expressed strong opposition to U.S. legislation backing protesters in the Chinese-ruled city, saying the bill will send the wrong signal to demonstrators.
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