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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 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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US to label Hong Kong goods as 'Made in China' in blow to city [Video]

US to label Hong Kong goods as 'Made in China' in blow to city

Goods made in Hong Kong and imported into the US must be marked to indicate their origin is China, a gov't notice said.

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Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail amid Hong Kong crackdown [Video]

Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail amid Hong Kong crackdown

Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai was released on bail over a day after he and other critics of China were rounded up by police as part of a widening crackdown on dissent.View on euronews

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Trump Calls Biden Weak On China But Refuses To Condemn China's Current Actions Himself [Video]

Trump Calls Biden Weak On China But Refuses To Condemn China's Current Actions Himself

In a pair of interviews on Tuesday, President Donald Trump railed against his competitor. He attacked Biden for being weak on China... but stopped short himself, reports CNN. Trump refuses to condemn..

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Critics accuse Hong Kong of crackdown on press freedom [Video]

Critics accuse Hong Kong of crackdown on press freedom

The arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai under controversial national security law is expected to be the beginning of prominent people's targeting.

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China accused of trying to turn Taiwan into next Hong Kong [Video]

China accused of trying to turn Taiwan into next Hong Kong

Joseph Wu issued the warning on the third day of a visit by the US health secretary as China uses national security law to crack down on dissidents and activists.

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Hong Kong Media Tycoon First To Be Arrested Under New China Security Law [Video]

Hong Kong Media Tycoon First To Be Arrested Under New China Security Law

CNN reports Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested early Monday. Lai is known for his support of the city's pro-democracy movement and criticism of China. The arrest comes under the new security..

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Dow Leaps 300 Points [Video]

Dow Leaps 300 Points

On Monday, US stocks climbed 300-points. Investors warmed to President Donald Trump's weekend stimulus orders against China tensions and new coronavirus cases. On Saturday, President Trump signed..

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Hong Kong: Anti-China media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under contentious law [Video]

Hong Kong: Anti-China media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under contentious law

In a controversial move, Jimmy Lai, a media mogul in Hong Kong was arrested reportedly under a new security law. He is the owner of Next Digital Ltd which runs the flagship newspaper, Apple Daily...

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HK tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law [Video]

HK tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police..

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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law [Video]

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law

Newspaper owner Jimmy Lai and six others linked to his pro-democracy Apple Daily are in custody on charges of colluding with foreign forces.

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Hong Kong police raid newsroom after arrest [Video]

Hong Kong police raid newsroom after arrest

Hong Kong police escorted media tycoon Jimmy Lai through the newsroom of his Apple Daily newspaper as around 200 officers searched the offices of the tabloid publication and removed boxes of evidence.

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National security law: HK media tycoon arrested [Video]

National security law: HK media tycoon arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has become the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law, after he was detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces.

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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested, newspaper raided [Video]

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested, newspaper raided

Jimmy Lai accused of 'colluding with foreign powers' in most high-profile arrest yet under new security law.

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Hong Kong tycoon arrested under security law [Video]

Hong Kong tycoon arrested under security law

Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was arrested on Monday for suspected collusion with foreign forces under the national security law, in what is the highest profile..

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law [Video]

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of collusionwith foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet of thecity's new national security law. “Jimmy Lai is..

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Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions [Video]

Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions

Officials subject to US sanctions include Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and head of China's Liaison Office, Luo Huining.

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HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions [Video]

HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were “clowning actions” that would not frighten or..

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US Stocks Close Mixed [Video]

US Stocks Close Mixed

Reuters US equities closed mixed on Friday as traders weighed escalating US-China tensions against rosy labor-market data. President Donald Trump issued executive orders Thursday afternoon targeting..

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China healthcare workers in Hong Kong to battle COVID-19 [Video]

China healthcare workers in Hong Kong to battle COVID-19

Up to 60 healthcare professionals will be part of a team based in the territory's first make-shift hospital.

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Demonstrators chant ‘Modi, Modi’, praise India in Toronto’s anti-China protests [Video]

Demonstrators chant ‘Modi, Modi’, praise India in Toronto’s anti-China protests

Anti-China protests were held in Canada’s Toronto on August 01. It was organized by Canada Hong Kong Link & Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance. Indian, Tibetan, Vietnamese & Taiwanese diaspora..

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Hong Kong postpones legislative election citing coronavirus surge [Video]

Hong Kong postpones legislative election citing coronavirus surge

Delay by a year slammed by pro-democracy supporters who accuse authorities of using virus as excuse to avoid defeat.

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China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei [Video]

China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

China also accuses the UK of interfering in Chinese internal affairs.

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Hong Kong delays election by a year [Video]

Hong Kong delays election by a year

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city's legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition..

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Equities on downward swing, Reliance cracks by 1.8 pc [Video]

Equities on downward swing, Reliance cracks by 1.8 pc

Equity benchmark indices closed marginally lower on Friday in line with Asian peers following a record contraction in economic data from the United States. The BSE SandP Sensex was down by 129 points..

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Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

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China tells G7 to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

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