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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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Pro-China groups to tear down pro-democracy graffiti in Hong Kong

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint..
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Imagine no Lennon Walls: pro-China groups to erase HK graffiti

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint..
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▶ Videos for Hong Kong

Hong Kong police fire tear gas and arrest protesters [Video]Hong Kong police fire tear gas and arrest protesters

Police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters after thousands of them gathered in New Territories, Hong Kong. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Watch: Eyeball drinks on the menu at Hong Kong restaurant in honour of protesters [Video]Watch: Eyeball drinks on the menu at Hong Kong restaurant in honour of protesters

This Hong Kong restaurant is paying tribute to a woman whose eye was injured during pro-democracy protests. The woman became a symbol of alleged police violence during demonstrations.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

"We stand as one": Hong Kong activist with Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked the leaders of the Hong Kong movement for challenging the conscience of the world. Activist Joshua Wong added they stand as one. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C. [Video]Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

AB InBev tries again with Asia IPO [Video]AB InBev tries again with Asia IPO

AB InBev is having another go at spinning off its Asian arm, with the launch on Wednesday of an IPO worth up to $6.6 billion that could be the world's second largest this year. David Pollard reports.

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European shares flat, oil sheds gains after price shock [Video]European shares flat, oil sheds gains after price shock

European shares steadied on Tuesday, while energy stocks gave up gains as crude prices eased after their shock spike on Monday. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress [Video]Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho will testify with Joshua Wong and other activists in Washington on Tuesday to call on U.S. lawmakers and businesses to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong...

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Hong Kong's fight is for 'humanity itself' says Denise Ho [Video]Hong Kong's fight is for 'humanity itself' says Denise Ho

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Watch: Toymaker documents Hong Kong protests in miniature [Video]Watch: Toymaker documents Hong Kong protests in miniature

With their gas masks and yellow raincoats they look like the average Hong Kong protester – just one-20th the size. The designer has also built miniature road blocks and tear gas canisters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Hong Kong violence flares after banned march [Video]Hong Kong violence flares after banned march

Police fire tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse activists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Hong Kong protests: Police use tear gas on demonstrators [Video]Hong Kong protests: Police use tear gas on demonstrators

Tear gas and water cannon are police tactics which have only so far emboldened protesters to keep surging forward.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters [Video]Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters

A demonstration is taking place near the Central Government Complex.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain [Video]Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters waving Union Jack flags marched and sang "God Save the Queen", both on the streets and outside the British Consulate on Sunday, demanding that the former colonial power..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support [Video]Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Rival protests collide in Hong Kong mall [Video]Rival protests collide in Hong Kong mall

Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling at the start of rallies planned for across the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Pro and anti-Beijing groups scuffle in Hong Kong mall [Video]Pro and anti-Beijing groups scuffle in Hong Kong mall

The pro-China demonstrators chanted "Support the police" and "China, add oil", adapting a line used by anti-Hong Kong government protesters and loosely meaning: "China, keep your strength up." "Hong..

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

Rival groups clash in Hong Kong protests [Video]Rival groups clash in Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing groups clashed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Saturday as unrest over alleged Chinese interference in the territory continued.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

LSE rejects Hong Kong's $39 bln takeover offer [Video]LSE rejects Hong Kong's $39 bln takeover offer

The London Stock Exchange emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse's $39 billion takeover offer on Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and analytics group Refinitiv. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Counter protesters in Hong Kong wave Chinese flags [Video]Counter protesters in Hong Kong wave Chinese flags

Hundreds of pro-government protesters in Hong Kong waved Chinese flags and sang the Chinese national anthem several times on Friday, breaking out into cheers at the end of each rendition.

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

AB InBev set to revive Budweiser Asia IPO - sources [Video]AB InBev set to revive Budweiser Asia IPO - sources

The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is planning to raise about $5 billion from a revived float in Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

 

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker targets Hong Kong's Lennon Walls

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill

U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong horse races, fireworks called off amid protest threat

Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was..
Reuters - Published

Happy Valley horse races abandoned after Hong Kong protest threat

Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the world-famous Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China..
Reuters - Published

Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong legislator urges UN rights body to probe 'police abuse'

(This Sept. 16 story fixes typo in 5th para to correct spelling to Chan not Chang)
Reuters - Published

Eight hurt after Hong Kong train derails at rush hour; operator to investigate

A rare train derailment disrupted services during rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the rail operator said, injuring eight people and dealing another setback to a company targeted by pro-democracy..
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Hong Kong leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday she and her team would begin dialogue sessions with the community next week, while reiterating that violence that has roiled the city over three months..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train derailment

A rare train derailment disrupted services in Hong Kong on Tuesday, train authorities said, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub.
Reuters - Published

Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior.
Reuters - Published

SBS World News bulletin: 16/9/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: Global oil prices soar following attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities, petrol bombs and tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong as the..
SBS - Published

Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests

Hong Kong's businesses and metro stations reopened as usual on Monday after a chaotic Sunday when police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, blue water jets at petrol-bomb throwing protesters

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near the Legislative Council building and central government offices on Sunday, the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters march after call on UK to keep China in check

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched under a sea of umbrellas on Sunday after hundreds had sung "God Save the Queen" outside the British Consulate demanding that the former colonial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up protesters at Admiralty on Sunday, near the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army in the Chinese-ruled city.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters on the march after plea to colonial power UK

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched under a sea of umbrellas on Sunday after hundreds had sung "God Save the Queen" outside the British Consulate demanding that the former colonial..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters urge former colonial power UK to stand up to China

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters call on former ruler Britain to pressure China

Hong Kong protesters are expected to rally outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors its commitments to the city's freedoms.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks U.S. support for protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police move in to break up shopping mall protest clashes

Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Sunday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling, in an around a shopping mall at the start of demonstrations across..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters plan shopping mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in..
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Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of..
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Hong Kong leader focuses on housing as protesters head for the hills

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to focus on housing and jobs to try to end three months of sometimes violent unrest, as pro-democracy demonstrators headed for the hills on Friday for a series of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing says he regrets protest comments were misrepresented

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing said on Friday he deeply regrets that recent comments he made regarding protests in the financial hub were misrepresented and reiterated that any actions that violate..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kongers troubled by unrest look for new homes abroad

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader to focus on housing, jobs to try to appease protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to prioritize housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent unrest, as scuffles broke out..
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Organizers postpone Hong Kong women's tennis event due to protests

Hong Kong's premier women's tennis event scheduled for October has been postponed due to the pro-democracy protests, organizers announced on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong

China has called on its biggest state firms to take a more active role in Hong Kong, including stepping up investment and asserting more control of companies in the financial hub, executives familiar..
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As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters plan busy Mid-Autumn Festival

Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend, after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations..
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Exclusive: The Chief Executive 'has to serve two masters' - HK leader Carrie Lam – full transcript

This is a transcript of a talk given in late August by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to a group of businesspeople in the city. The transcript is taken from an audio recording of Lam's remarks..
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I won't stop meeting Chinese activists, says German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he would continue to meet Chinese human rights activists and lawyers, both at home and on trips to China, after his meeting this week with a Hong Kong democracy..
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Mid-Autumn Festival lantern protests to light up Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations which have rocked..
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