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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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Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance [Video]

Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance

Thousands have rallied for six straight days in Bangkok and the movement is finding support in Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific to cut 6,000 jobs - report [Video]

Cathay Pacific to cut 6,000 jobs - report

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways will cut around 6,000 jobs, or 18% of its workforce, and axe regional brand Cathay Dragon to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic, the South China Morning Post..

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Hand signals only: The language of Thai protests [Video]

Hand signals only: The language of Thai protests

Thai protesters are learning a whole new language, developed within days to co-ordinate among crowds of thousands of people at demonstrations that have swollen in defiance of a government ban and..

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Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores [Video]

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores

Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the..

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HK activist Grandma Wong speaks out against China [Video]

HK activist Grandma Wong speaks out against China

Notable pro-democracy Hong Kong protester "Grandma Wong" has been speaking out for the first time since she says she was detained by Chinese authorities for over a year and prevented from returning..

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'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH [Video]

'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH

Robert O'Brien, the U.S. national security adviser, on Friday during an online event said that China was perpetrating 'something close to' a genocide with its treatment of Muslims in its Xinjiang..

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Equity indices close higher after RBI keeps key rates unchanged [Video]

Equity indices close higher after RBI keeps key rates unchanged

Equity benchmark indices maintained an upward trajectory on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) kept repo rate unchanged and continued with accommodative stance. Though the central bank sees..

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Equities trim early gains but close in green, Wipro spurts 7.3% [Video]

Equities trim early gains but close in green, Wipro spurts 7.3%

Equity benchmark indices shaved off early gains but closed in the positive zone on Thursday following a rally in IT stocks amid dynamic global cues. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 304 points or 0.76 per..

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Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain [Video]

Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain

Equity benchmark indices witnessed smart gains on Tuesday led by a jump in financial, private bank and auto stocks while Asian stock markets rose to a two-week high. The bounce on bourses came after US..

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How does the Nobel Peace Prize work? [Video]

How does the Nobel Peace Prize work?

Greta Thunberg, Edward Snowden, and the people of Hong Kong are all potential contenders for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Megan Revell runs through some of the other nominees and explains how they..

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Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto [Video]

Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto

A massive anti-China protest was held outside the Chinese Consulate in Canada's Toronto. The protest was organised on the 71st National Day of People's Republic of China. Members of Hong Kong, Tibetan,..

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Dozens arrested as Hong Kong marks China’s National Day [Video]

Dozens arrested as Hong Kong marks China’s National Day

Riot police make arrests to prevent anti-government protests, as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails ‘return to peace’.

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Hong Kong sees heavy police presence to deter protests on China's national day [Video]

Hong Kong sees heavy police presence to deter protests on China's national day

Last year clashes broke out between protesters and police during the event, but China has since imposed a security law that has mostly quelled dissent.View on euronews

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While China celebrates, Hong Kong activists fear police crackdown [Video]

While China celebrates, Hong Kong activists fear police crackdown

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China tightens grip on Hong Kong for national celebration [Video]

China tightens grip on Hong Kong for national celebration

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Hong Kong leader slams 'brutal' foreign sanctions [Video]

Hong Kong leader slams 'brutal' foreign sanctions

Hong Kong Chief Executive on Thursday (October 1) described foreign sanctions imposed against Hong Kong government officials as "brutal" while defending the need to continue implementing a contentious..

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Hong Kong marks China's National Day with flag raising [Video]

Hong Kong marks China's National Day with flag raising

Hong Kong on Thursday (October 1) marked the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with a flag raising ceremony and a reception hosted by Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

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Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope [Video]

Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed what he called China's "repressive" regime on Wednesday, as Vatican officials accuse him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential..

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong appears in court [Video]

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong appears in court

Hong Kong’s most high-profile activist has been charged for taking part in an unauthorised assembly, as well as violating the government’s ban on masks during last year’s protests.

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Hong Kong journalists warn of new threat to media freedom [Video]

Hong Kong journalists warn of new threat to media freedom

Police have announced a new definition of what constitutes recognised media after China imposed controversial and widely condemned security law.

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