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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 residents 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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Equity indices on firm footing, realty stocks surge [Video]

Equity indices on firm footing, realty stocks surge

Equity benchmark indices were upbeat during early hours on Tuesday with fresh buying from foreign and domestic buyers amid firm cues from their Asian peers. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by..

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This Michelin-starred chef makes West Bengal 'soul food' [Video]

This Michelin-starred chef makes West Bengal 'soul food'

Chef Palash Mitra has mastered a range of South Asian delicacies in his Hong Kong restaurants. But for the West Bengal-born chef, one dish is closer to the heart: Bengali fish curry.

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Paraplegic climber scales Hong Kong skyscraper [Video]

Paraplegic climber scales Hong Kong skyscraper

Strapped into his wheelchair, climber Lai Chi-wai pulled himself up the 980ft-tall Nina Tower, becoming the first man in Hong Kong's history to scale a building in a wheelchair.

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In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong [Video]

In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong

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This New Robo-Trash Hunter Could Clear Up The World's Waterways [Video]

This New Robo-Trash Hunter Could Clear Up The World's Waterways

A newly launched robot is designed to autonomously collect garbage from waterways. Clearbot uses ‘AI-Vision’ to detect & collect trash. The robots are solar-powered & work as a team to remove..

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Hk police arrest 11 for aiding activists' escape: media [Video]

Hk police arrest 11 for aiding activists' escape: media

Hong Kong police have arrested 11 people over suspected crimes related to assisting a group of 12 pro-democracy activists accused of attempting to flee the city by boat for Taiwan last year, local..

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See Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakers [Video]

See Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakers

Hong Kong police said they arrested 55 former pro-democracy lawmakers and opposition activists for the crime of “subverting state power” in connection with an informal primary election that took..

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Hong Kong arrests raise fears opposition's survival in question [Video]

Hong Kong arrests raise fears opposition's survival in question

The arrest of many opposition figures means that there should be protests, but demonstrations, for now, are outlawed.

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Hong Kong crackdown: police arrest 53 in raids on democracy activists [Video]

Hong Kong crackdown: police arrest 53 in raids on democracy activists

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Dozens arrested in sweeping Hong Kong crackdown [Video]

Dozens arrested in sweeping Hong Kong crackdown

Dozens of Hong Kong opposition politicians and activists have been arrested under the territory’s national security law.

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Hong Kong crackdown: Over 50 pro-democracy activists and politicians arrested [Video]

Hong Kong crackdown: Over 50 pro-democracy activists and politicians arrested

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China says Hong Kong arrests to stop 'external forces' undermining stability [Video]

China says Hong Kong arrests to stop 'external forces' undermining stability

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Hong Kong authorities ramp up their campaign to stamp out opposition [Video]

Hong Kong authorities ramp up their campaign to stamp out opposition

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Dozens arrested in Hong Kong under security law [Video]

Dozens arrested in Hong Kong under security law

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to "paralyse" and "overthrow" the city government, Secretary for Security..

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Hong Kong exodus: More residents flee tough new security laws [Video]

Hong Kong exodus: More residents flee tough new security laws

From January 31, Hong Kong residents can move to Britain for up to five years and apply for permanent residency.

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Hong Kong livestreams virtual fireworks display amid pandemic [Video]

Hong Kong livestreams virtual fireworks display amid pandemic

Virtual fireworks livestreamed in Hong Kong to mark the arrival of 2021, afterthe traditional pyrotechnic display over Victoria Harbour was called off dueto coronavirus. It is the second year running..

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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai ordered back to jail pending trial [Video]

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai ordered back to jail pending trial

Lai, a vocal Beijing critic, is one of the highest-profile figures charged under a sweeping security law that China imposed on the financial hub.

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Hong Kong activists, who tried to flee, sentenced to prison [Video]

Hong Kong activists, who tried to flee, sentenced to prison

The 10 given jail terms were part of a group of 12 caught trying to escape to Taiwan in August, after Beijing imposed its sweeping naitonal security law on Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong activists 'not given fair trial' [Video]

Hong Kong activists 'not given fair trial'

Pro-democracy activists accused of fleeing to avoid jail sentences, with their families describing their treatment as 'inhumane'.

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Christmas in Hong Kong: Foreign workers unable to return home [Video]

Christmas in Hong Kong: Foreign workers unable to return home

A Christmas far from loved ones. Pandemic restrictions make life even harder for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong.

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Rare pink dolphins return to Hong Kong amid lockdown [Video]

Rare pink dolphins return to Hong Kong amid lockdown

Around the world, sightings of endangered animals are increasing due to the limited movement of humans amid lockdowns.

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Leaving Hong Kong: a family's journey [Video]

Leaving Hong Kong: a family's journey

Every mid-autumn festival, Asa Lai and her daughters make mooncakes for the extended family. This year will be their last one in Hong Kong before the Lais uproot and emigrate to Scotland. Libby Hogan..

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Uncertain future awaits HK young dissidents as they self-exile [Video]

Uncertain future awaits HK young dissidents as they self-exile

Al Jazeera meet one of the many young political activists in Hong Kong choosing to go into political exile, as authorities crackdown on dissent.

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China revokes U.S. diplomat exemptions for HK [Video]

China revokes U.S. diplomat exemptions for HK

China said on Thursday it would revoke visa exemption treatment for U.S. diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong and Macau after the United States imposed financial sanctions and a travel ban on..

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Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

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Taiwan said on Thursday it will set up a dedicated office to help those thinking of fleeing Chinese-ruled Hong Kong as Beijing tightens its grip on the former British colony.
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Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late..
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The top decision-making body of China's parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency..
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China tells G7 to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

China said on Thursday that the Group of Seven nations should stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, responding to a joint statement issued by G7 foreign ministers calling for a halt to the national..
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UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak, amid suggestions Beijing had used the crisis to push through new..
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G7 foreign ministers urge China not impose security law on Hong Kong

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Group of 86 NGOs issue letter calling for scrapping of planned Hong Kong security law

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Britain warns at UN rights forum against security law for Hong Kong

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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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China says it expressed grave concerns to Japan over Abe's HK remarks

China said on Wednesday it expressed grave concerns to Japan after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo wants to take the lead among the Group of Seven nations to issue a statement about the..
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