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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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'One country, two systems' can continue beyond 2047: Hong Kong leader

The principle that ensures Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unavailable in mainland China can continue beyond its 2047 expiry date as long as the city's youngsters do not destroy it with "temporary..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police defuse pipe bomb, arrest four for manufacturing explosives

Hong Kong police said they defused a pipe bomb and arrested four men for manufacturing explosives after raiding an apartment where they found protest-related items such as Guy Fawkes masks and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hong Kong


Hong Kong cancels Chinese New Year celebrations [Video]Hong Kong cancels Chinese New Year celebrations

Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some main events and banned sale of items with any political messages.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

'Existential threat': Report warns on China risk to human rights [Video]'Existential threat': Report warns on China risk to human rights

Human Rights Watch report highlights abuses against Uighur minorities, activists in Hong Kong and warns of global risks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Human Rights Watch head denied entry to Hong Kong [Video]Human Rights Watch head denied entry to Hong Kong

Immigration officials have stopped the executive director of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong. Kenneth Roth says he was visiting the city to release his organization's world human rights..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:03Published

Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction [Video]Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house has announced. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Promise of change: Hong Kong councillors begin new term [Video]Promise of change: Hong Kong councillors begin new term

Al Jazeera talks to new young councillors in Hong Kong, who hope to rise through the ranks and bring about more political change.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published

Ormsby leads from start to finish to win Hong Kong Open [Video]Ormsby leads from start to finish to win Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby wins the Hong Kong Open for the second time.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:42Published

Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open [Video]Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby stays two shots clear of the field after a four-under third round of 66 at the Hong Kong Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

How have the protests in Hong Kong affected the elections in Taiwan? [Video]How have the protests in Hong Kong affected the elections in Taiwan?

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:32Published

Hong Kong movement drives Taiwan pro-independence support [Video]Hong Kong movement drives Taiwan pro-independence support

Amid heated elections, Taiwanese have been closely watching crackdown on anti-government protesters in nearby Hong Kong.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Ormsby leads Hong Kong Open at halfway stage [Video]Ormsby leads Hong Kong Open at halfway stage

Wade Ormsby leads the Hong Kong Open after two rounds, with British Open champion Shane Lowry just four shots back.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:33Published

Taiwan election seen as referendum on China influence [Video]Taiwan election seen as referendum on China influence

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have fled Hong Kong to the island since the demonstrations began.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

HK protesters in Taiwan fear election results [Video]HK protesters in Taiwan fear election results

A small but growing number of Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan for safety over the past few months fear an opposition victory in the island's election this week will put them in peril and force..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Mysterious virus spreads in central China [Video]Mysterious virus spreads in central China

A mysterious strain of viral pneumonia has affected 59 people in Wuhan, China since mid-December 2019.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:01Published

China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path' [Video]China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path'

The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, the most senior mainland official in the Asian financial hub, made his first comments to the media on Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources [Video]China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources

China has temporarily blocked planned cross-border listings between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges because of political tensions with Britain, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Hong Kong lawmaker gets pepper spray in the face as protests continue [Video]Hong Kong lawmaker gets pepper spray in the face as protests continue

Ted Hui Chi-Fung, who was uninjured in the incident, called on police violence to be investigated. View on euronews

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

Hong Kong's 2020 begins with violent protests [Video]Hong Kong's 2020 begins with violent protests

About 400 protesters were arrested on New Year's Day in Hong Kong after police fired teargas and water cannons at the crowd. The pro-democracy protest had been peaceful during the afternoon but..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Police fire tear gas as Hong Kong rings in New Year [Video]Police fire tear gas as Hong Kong rings in New Year

Protesters at the harbourfront counted down chanting: 'Ten! Nine! Liberate Hong Kong, revolution now!’.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Protests usher in new year in Hong Kong [Video]Protests usher in new year in Hong Kong

Hong Kong welcomed the new year with protests spilling into the streets on New Year's Eve, as thousands of protesters marched across the city on New Year's Day. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:30Published

Hong Kong demonstrators demand autonomy from China [Video]Hong Kong demonstrators demand autonomy from China

The demonstrators want an inquiry into the alleged police brutality.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:18Published

Hong Kong protesters disrupt New Year's Eve celebrations [Video]Hong Kong protesters disrupt New Year's Eve celebrations

Protesters at the harbour front counted down, chanting: 'Ten! Nine! Liberate Hong Kong, revolution now!'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

 

Human Rights Watch report blasts China as its chief barred from Hong Kong

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a scathing review of the Chinese government, calling on the international community to push back against "the most brutal and pervasive oppression China..
Reuters - Published

Germany creates elite networking club to boost China ties

German politicians and managers have set up an elite networking association to strengthen links to China at a time of tension over Hong Kong and a looming decision on whether to exclude Huawei from..
Reuters - Published

Cherish rule of law, says Hong Kong's senior judge

Hong Kong's most senior judge made a rare public plea on Monday for the rule of law to be protected amid often violent anti-China protests rocking the financial center since mid-2019.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city's resilience as a global financial hub on Monday amid more than six months of often violent pro-democracy..
Reuters - Published

Denmark's Little Mermaid vandalized with 'Free Hong Kong' graffiti

Unknown vandals have scrawled "Free Hong Kong" on Denmark's most famous landmark, "The Little Mermaid", a bronze statue that is especially popular with Chinese tourists.
Reuters - Published

Human Rights Watch head denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of report launch

The global head of Human Rights Watch said he was denied entry on Sunday to Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to launch the organization's latest world report this week.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader says financial hub's strengths intact despite protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday the Chinese-ruled city's strengths as a global financial hub have not been undermined by months of pro-democracy protests.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters fete landslide election win for Taiwan's Tsai

Hong Kong's democracy protesters and politicians have hailed a sweeping election win by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as a fillip for their movement that puts further pressure on China.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong issues travel warning on Iran after escalation of U.S.-Iran tensions

Hong Kong warned its residents on Friday to avoid "non-essential" travel to Iran, days after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that..
Reuters - Published

Show Hong Kong value of democracy, Taiwan president says before vote

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged young voters on Friday to turn out and show protest-wracked Hong Kong the meaning of democracy on the eve of elections held in the shadow of anti-government protests..
Reuters - Published

Envy and solidarity from Hong Kong activists as democratic Taiwan prepares to vote

Hong Kong activists and budding pro-democracy politicians have flocked to Taiwan to observe its elections, aiming to bolster exchanges and galvanize an alliance against China's influence.
Reuters - Published

Tear gas and water cannons: Hong Kong students brave the front lines to livestream the protests

It was holiday time at Hong Kong's sprawling Harbour City shopping mall, and shoppers posed for selfies next to giant presents wrapped in golden foil, while toddlers jumped into a ball pit filled with..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong exchange chief warns of economic 'devastation' from protests

The "depth of the devastation" inflicted on Hong Kong's economy by more than six months of anti-government protests will be seen in the coming weeks, the chief of the city's stock exchange operator..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan to vote in shadow of China pressure, Hong Kong protests

Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule, and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests, worried they may be next if..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader vows to work closely with Beijing's new envoy

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she would work closely with Beijing's top official in the Asian financial hub to bring it "back on the right path" after more than six months of..
Reuters - Published

Beijing's new top man in Hong Kong hopes city returns to 'right path'

The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, who was unexpectedly announced at the weekend, said on Monday he hoped the Asian financial hub, roiled by more than six months of anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Key facts about new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong

Luo Huining, 65, has been named the head of the Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of..
Reuters - Published

In Hong Kong's tranquil borderlands, two systems co-exist

More than two decades after Hong Kong returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, a long border fence still threads between mainland China and the city today.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan election is make or break for fleeing Hong Kong protesters

A small but growing number of Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan for safety over the past few months fear an opposition victory in the island's election this week will put them in peril and force..
Reuters - Published

Dozens arrested after Hong Kong protest taking aim at Chinese traders

Scuffles erupted between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, with dozens of arrests made, after thousands marched near the border, shouting pro-democracy slogans and venting their anger at..
Reuters - Published

China replaces head of Hong Kong liaison office amid ongoing protests

China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of often-violent..
Reuters - Published

China removes Hong Kong liaison office head Wang Zhimin

China has removed the head of its Hong Kong liaison office Wang Zhimin, according to a Saturday post on the official website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
Reuters - Published

To skirt police restrictions, some Indian protesters take a page from Hong Kong and beyond

Before midnight on New Year's Eve, a call to action was sent on a private WhatsApp group - within the hour, dozens gathered in the center of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, many holding banners..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year's Day protests: police

About 400 people were arrested in New Year's Day protests in Hong Kong after what started as a peaceful pro-democracy march of tens of thousands spiraled into chaotic scenes with police firing tear gas..
Reuters - Published

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong New Year's protests

A march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on New Year's Day spiraled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas during mass New Year's day march

Hong Kong police fired several rounds of tear gas at crowds during a New Year's day march on Wednesday that has drawn tens of thousands of people, including families with children.
Reuters - Published

Thousands march in Hong Kong on New Year's Day, pledge to 'keep fighting'

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters began marching in Hong Kong on New Year's Day, demanding concessions from the city's embattled government as the civil unrest that convulsed the..
Reuters - Published

World welcomes 2020, but wildfires, protests, cast a pall over some celebrations

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan leader rejects China's offer to unify under Hong Kong model

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island, saying..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong gears up for huge New Year's Day anti-government march

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters are expected to join a New Year's Day march on Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations that have embroiled the Chinese-ruled city for over half a year..
Reuters - Published

World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Korea tensions

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong rings in 2020 with democracy chants instead of harbor fireworks

Thousands of Hong Kong revelers welcomed in 2020 on neon-lit promenades along the picturesque Victoria Harbour, breaking into pro-democracy chants as the clocks struck midnight after more than half a..
Reuters - Published

World welcomes new year amid wildfires and protests

The world rang in the new year on Wednesday with spectacular firework displays from Sydney to Tokyo, though celebrations in Australia were overshadowed by deadly wildfires and the festive mood in Hong..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rallies in last hours of 2019

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong's main roads on New Year's Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching through shopping malls, urging people not to give up the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters stage New Year marches, little festive cheer

Hong Kong protesters formed giant human chains and marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve, urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Hong Kongers support protester demands; minority wants independence from China - Reuters poll

Hong Kong's protest movement is supported by 59% of city residents polled in a survey conducted for Reuters by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, with more than a third of respondents..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: One city, two views: Hong Kong residents split by age, education on support for protests

Most Hong Kong residents support the city's ongoing protest movement, but the degree of support varies sharply by age, education and whether a person was locally-born, according to a survey conducted..
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Festive cheer in short supply as Hong Kong activists stage New Year protests

Hong Kong protesters marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020, while police were out in force across the city to quell any unrest.
Reuters - Published

China's Xi says 'sincerely' hopes for best for Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in comments broadcast on Tuesday that he "sincerely" hopes for the best for Hong Kong and its people, adding the situation there has "been everybody's concern over the..
Reuters - Published

'Persist in 2020': Hong Kong New Year protests start

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters began staging New Year's Eve rallies around the city on Tuesday urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020, as police prepared to deploy more than..
Reuters - Published

Singapore diplomat defends 'fake news' law in Hong Kong paper

A Singapore diplomat defended the Asian city-state's controversial law against "fake news" in a letter published on Tuesday in the South China Morning Post, saying the Hong Kong newspaper reported..
Reuters - Published

'Persist in 2020' - Hong Kong gears up for New Year countdown unrest

Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year's Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not to give up the fight for..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march

Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes..
Reuters - Published

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