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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 teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests

Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government protests, despite fears that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive..
Reuters - Published

Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hong Kong

Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hong Kong

Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests [Video]Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests

Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday (August 17) to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations, despite fears that police could adopt..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil [Video]Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg quit Friday as the airline became ever more embroiled in Hong Kong's political turmoil. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

'French Spider-Man' Alain Robert climbs Hong Kong skyscraper and unveils peace banner [Video]'French Spider-Man' Alain Robert climbs Hong Kong skyscraper and unveils peace banner

Alain Robert known for carrying out several unauthorised climbs of skyscrapers around the globe, has scaled a 62-storey building in Hong Kong.

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

‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline [Video]‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

A frontliner in Hong Kong's protests says he dreams of ‘bringing a revolution in our time.’ Young protesters like him are directly challenging China’s Communist rulers – and he says they could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:15Published

French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong [Video]French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong

French "Spiderman" climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong border [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong border

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police (PAP) continued to conduct exercises on Friday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong

Images have emerged of hundreds of armored vehicles and members of a Chinese anti-terrorism force gathered across a bridge from Hong Kong. It underlines legal experts who say that Beijing may be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police conducted exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

China slams 'terrorist-like actions' by Hong Kong protesters [Video]China slams 'terrorist-like actions' by Hong Kong protesters

Protests 'seriously damage the international image of Hong Kong', official says, as airport resumes operations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest [Video]Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

U.S. Gov't Warns Travelers About Hong Kong [Video]U.S. Gov't Warns Travelers About Hong Kong

The US State Department is warning travelers to exercise "increased caution" in Hong Kong amid ongoing protests. Pro-democracy demonstrators have crippled the city's airport for days. The pro-democracy..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

'Hong Kong is not safe any more': Millions affected by crisis [Video]'Hong Kong is not safe any more': Millions affected by crisis

Crisis stemming from crackdown on protests over pro-China laws has spread across border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published

China Braces For Military Action In Hong Kong [Video]China Braces For Military Action In Hong Kong

China appears to be gearing up for military intervention in Hong Kong. However, experts are skeptical that the country is ready to pull the trigger just yet. A move against Honk Kong would likely have..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches [Video]Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches

Protesters at Hong Kong's paralyzed international airport have taken to wearing eye patches in solidarity with a young woman who was injured in a violent police crackdown. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong calls on gov't to stop police brutality [Video]Hong Kong: Joshua Wong calls on gov't to stop police brutality

Planes are flying again after thousands of protesters flooded terminal buildings in Hong Kong’s international airport, causing mass cancellations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Hong Kong airport reopens as order to remove protesters looms [Video]Hong Kong airport reopens as order to remove protesters looms

City faces more unrest as aviation authorities obtain court permission to clear terminal of demonstrators.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes [Video]Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes

China’s Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti government protesters were no different to “terrorists”, following violent clashes between black clad protesters and riot police at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Global Times: man held by HK protesters was their reporter [Video]Global Times: man held by HK protesters was their reporter

A reporter from China's Global Times was seized by demonstrators at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday (August 13) but was rescued by police, the newspaper's editor in chief said. Rough cut, no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Fact check: Is China moving forces towards Hong Kong? [Video]Fact check: Is China moving forces towards Hong Kong?

Euronews' Cube team uses social media to analyse the US president's claim that China is moving troops towards Hong Kong.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:42Published

"I hope nobody gets hurt": Trump on Hong Kong

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that the situation in Hong Kong is 'tricky' and 'tough' as protestors clashed with police at the international airport. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:17Published

Hong Kong protesters detain man claimed to be undercover police [Video]Hong Kong protesters detain man claimed to be undercover police

In Hong Kong's paralyzed international airport, protesters detain a man they say is working undercover for police. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Clashes break out at Hong Kong airport [Video]Clashes break out at Hong Kong airport

Clashes have broken out at Hong Kong International Airport between police and protesters. Police were forced out of the airport as protesters threw objects at them.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Civil Unrest Shuts Down Hong Kong Airport [Video]Civil Unrest Shuts Down Hong Kong Airport

Reuters reports flights at Hong Kong's International airport were cancelled for a second day. The move came after protesters clashed with police Tuesday evening, plunging the former British colony..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Travel chaos at Hong Kong airport as protests continue [Video]Travel chaos at Hong Kong airport as protests continue

Anti-government protests have caused disruption at Hong Kong International Airport for a second day.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:39Published

All remaining flights cancelled for a second day amid Hong Kong protests [Video]All remaining flights cancelled for a second day amid Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's airport has cancelled all remaining departing flights for the second day after protesters took over the terminals. The airport authority announced early on Tuesday evening that check-in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

 

Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rain

Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city's..
Reuters - Published

How Hong Kong got trapped in a cycle of violence

Police and protesters are locked into a spiral of provocation - is there any way out?
BBC News - Published

Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's..
Reuters - Published

Liu Yifei: Mulan boycott urged after star backs HK police

Actress Liu Yifei reposted a comment supporting Hong Kong's police on social media platform Weibo.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protest: What is mainland China hearing?

State media censor Hong Kong reports and blame protests on a violent minority and foreign interference.
BBC News - Published

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong on brink of recession as trade war, political protests escalate

Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales in one of the world's most popular shopping..
Reuters - Published

Cathay Pacific boss resigns after protest row

Mr Hogg, who warned staff they faced being fired for taking part in Hong Kong protests, has resigned.
BBC News - Published

Alibaba and the $15 billion question: Amid Hong Kong's protests, when to list?

Hong Kong's political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China's biggest e-commerce company is..
Reuters - Published

Amid crises, frayed U.S. ties give China's Xi political cover at home

To the outside world, China's ruling Communist Party - faced with an expanding trade war crimping an already slowing economy and spiraling protests in Hong Kong - is confronting some of its strongest..
Reuters - Published

Special Report: Rudderless rebellion - Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarchic campaign against China

By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roantree
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love in response to growing protests

Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, urged people to "love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself" on Friday in his first public comments on the escalating pro-democracy protests that have disrupted..
Reuters - Published

French 'spiderman' climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating..
Reuters - Published

French 'Spiderman' scales Hong Kong skyscraper with banner urging peace

The French daredevil unravelled a banner showing China and Hong Kong shaking hands, as protests continue.
BBC News - Published

Trump says does not want to see a violent crackdown by China in Hong Kong

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not want to see China violently suppressing protesters in Hong Kong and that President Xi Jinping could resolve the situation quickly if he met..
Reuters - Published

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet..
Reuters - Published

Beijing has option of forceful intervention in Hong Kong: Global Times tabloid

China has the option to "forcefully intervene" to quell violent protests in Hong Kong, an influential state-controlled tabloid warned in an editorial on Friday, lashing out at what Beijing describes as..
Reuters - Published

Trump urges China's Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet personally with the protesters in Hong Kong, saying it would lead to an end to tensions that have seized the territory..
Reuters - Published

As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, as China again warned against foreign interference in the city's escalating crisis and as mainland paramilitary forces..
Reuters - Published

Protest-hit Hong Kong unveils $2.4 billion economic support package

The Hong Kong government unveiled a HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion) package on Thursday to support a slowing economy as escalating political protests and the prolonged U.S.-China trade war weigh heavily..
Reuters - Published

China notes Trump comment on Hong Kong: foreign ministry

China has noted U.S. President Trump's comment that Beijing needs to resolve the crisis in Hong Kong on its own, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

China will not 'sit on its hands' if Hong Kong protests intensify, says UK ambassador

China will use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further after some protesters have shown signs of terrorism, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

May take time to convince Hong Kong public of merits of extradition bill: UK ambassador

It may take time for the Hong Kong government to convince the public that the extradition bill that sparked violent protests is in their interest, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong unveils $2.4 billion support package as protests add to economic strains

Hong Kong's government announced an economic support package worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday as escalating political protests and the prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war weigh heavily on..
Reuters - Published

China will quell Hong Kong protests that show signs of terrorism: UK ambassador

China will use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further after some protesters have shown signs of terrorism, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests: Brand 'witch hunt' takes over Chinese internet

Versace and Swarovski are among the firms caught up in a wave of Chinese cyber-nationalism.
BBC News - Published

Chinese forces exercise across border as Hong Kong braces for protests

Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in the Asian financial hub..
Reuters - Published

Amazon faces online backlash in China for T-shirts with Hong Kong democracy slogans

Chinese social media users directed their fury at online retailer Amazon.com on Thursday, after discovering T-shirts on its website sporting slogans that support anti-government protesters in Hong..
Reuters - Published

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