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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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Hong Kong protests test Beijing's 'foreign meddling' narrative

Why mainland China insists there is a sinister hand of foreign meddling in the protests.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong leader Lam visits Beijing as pressure mounts at home

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visited Beijing on Saturday for her first trip to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hong Kong


Sterling, stocks jump after Johnson wins big in UK [Video]Sterling, stocks jump after Johnson wins big in UK

Sterling and UK stocks both gained Friday after a big win for Boris Johnson's Conservatives in the country's general election, with investors betting that means a quick and orderly Brexit. Julian..

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This blind lawyer counsels Hong Kong's front lines [Video]This blind lawyer counsels Hong Kong's front lines

A visually-impaired lawyer provides legal counsel to protests. Libby Hogan reports.

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Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle not a priority, Lam says [Video]Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle not a priority, Lam says

A reshuffle of Hong Kong's cabinet is not an "immediate task," the city's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as she prepared to visit the Chinese capital for the first time since her..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:41Published

HK journalist seeks justice after losing right eye [Video]HK journalist seeks justice after losing right eye

Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Journalist shot by HK police seeks justice [Video]Journalist shot by HK police seeks justice

Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

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system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts. [Video]system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts.

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm [Video]Thousands march in Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life marched in Hong Kong on Sunday (December 8) under a crisp blue sky to march for human rights and democratic reforms in the financial hub. Emer..

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Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong mark six months of protests [Video]Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong mark six months of protests

Protesters have expanded their demands to include an investigation into police brutality, setting protesters free, and universal suffrage.View on euronews

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Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm [Video]Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life marched in Hong Kong on Sunday (December 8) calling for human rights and democratic reforms in the financial hub.

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Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march [Video]Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march

At least two deaths, more than 10,000 tear gas canisters fired and almost 6,000 arrests.

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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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

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..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

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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Counting the cost of protest - Hong Kong police rack up $120 million overtime bill

Hong Kong police have earned an average of US$11,000 for each officer in overtime pay during the last six months of anti-government protests, with the total overtime bill coming to more than US$120..
Reuters - Published

Revolution 101: For hardened teens of Hong Kong protests, violence is one way forward

Fiona's rebellion against the People's Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches and protests, the standoffs with..
Reuters - Published

Beijing's legal influence triggers disquiet in Hong Kong financial sector

When China's top legislature criticized a Hong Kong court's rejection of a face mask ban there, some global firms began to fear the potential for mainland interference in commercial contracts, lawyers..
Reuters - Published

'Why is the road broken?' Sightless Hong Kongers live city of protest by sound

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest,..
Reuters - Published

Refinitiv created filter to block Reuters stories amid Hong Kong protests

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters mark six months since pivotal clash with police

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an extradition bill that has since been..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan says will give Hong Kong people help if needed

Taiwan will provide "necessary help" for people from Hong Kong who come to the island, the government said on Thursday after a meeting with a Hong Kong student delegation, amid concerns they may not..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong's role in global finance remains intact despite months of protests: Fitch

Hong Kong's role in global finance is intact, with little evidence to suggest recent protests and social unrest in the city have adversely impacted that role, global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings..
Reuters - Published

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Foreign experts quit Hong Kong police probe questioning its independence

Foreign experts said they had quit advising a Hong Kong police watchdog on Wednesday due to doubts over its independence and ability to conduct an investigation into police conduct during months of..
Reuters - Published

Foreign experts quit Hong Kong police probe in blow to force's credibility: RTHK

Five foreign experts have quit a panel advising Hong Kong's police watchdog on an investigation into police conduct during months of pro-democracy protests after raising doubts about the probe's..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president says not 'using' Hong Kong protests for election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday that she was not "using" the anti-government protests in Hong Kong for electoral purposes, following criticism from her main opponent in next month's..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle not an 'immediate task', Lam says

A reshuffle of Hong Kong's cabinet is not an "immediate task", the city's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as she prepared to visit the Chinese capital for the first time since her..
Reuters - Published

Eye blinded covering Hong Kong protests, Indonesian reporter seeks justice

Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader does not rule out reshuffle, says focus is restoring order

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam did not rule out a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday but said restoring law and order was her top priority, as the Chinese-ruled city grapples with more than six months of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong braces for wave of store closures after protests: HKRMA

More than one in 10 retailers in Hong Kong could close down in the next six months as social unrest and sometimes violent protests deter tourists, threatening the survival of smaller operators, the..
Reuters - Published

Fire and petrol bombs after 'generally peaceful' Hong Kong march, police say

Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said on..
Reuters - Published

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march over the weekend,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests: Six months of rage and desperation

Here are the most striking images from an unprecedented and historic few months in Hong Kong.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters out in force

Tens of thousands rally in the Chinese territory in the sixth month of anti-government protests.
BBC News - Published

Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a sign of broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled..
Reuters - Published

What people in Hong Kong are saying after six months of demonstrations

Here are comments from some protesters at a pro-democracy rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six..
Reuters - Published

Thousands rally in Hong Kong as government appeals for calm

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday under a crisp blue sky for a rally that is expected to gauge support for democracy in the financial hub which..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm

Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge support for pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city as the government appealed to people to express their..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong AmCham chairman and president denied entry to Macau

The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau on Saturday after being detained by..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police to take both 'hard' and 'soft' approaches against protests: commissioner

The Hong Kong police will use both "hard" and "soft" approaches when dealing with protests, Hong Kong's police commissioner Chris Tang told reporters in Beijing on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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