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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 city and special administrative region of China in the eastern Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. 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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Living inside one of Hong Kong's notorious "coffin homes" is an unpleasant existence at the best of times, but the coronavirus outbreak has made life in the cramped, shared spaces even worse. Joe..

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Hong Kong Extends School Closures Until April 20 [Video]

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Hong Kong has made the decision to extend the suspension of schools until at least April 20. The decision comes as health officials try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The city’s Secretary..

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Chinese court gives Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, 10 years in jail [Video]

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Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong [Video]

Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong

They will now go into quarantine for two weeks. View on euronews

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Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate' [Video]

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A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by..

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Second Hong Kong Coronavirus Death Reported [Video]

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Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan [Video]

Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan

Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the..

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