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Hong Kong: Chinese special administrative region
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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New Hong Kong police chief says fake news undermining reputation of his force

New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang took office on Tuesday with a warning that "fake news" was undermining the reputation of his police force.
Reuters - Published

China says Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on face mask ban

China’s top legislature said Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of legislation under the city's Basic Law, which includes a proposed ban on face masks, state news agency..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hong Kong


China must honor Hong Kong freedoms -Pompeo [Video]China must honor Hong Kong freedoms -Pompeo

The U.S. is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to take clear steps to address..

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Students leave Hong Kong university siege [Video]Students leave Hong Kong university siege

Some of the protesting students sieged by police at a Hong Kong university have been seen voluntarily leaving the building while others staged daring escapes on motorcycles.

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Hong Kong protesters reportedly attempt a daring escape at Polytechnic University [Video]Hong Kong protesters reportedly attempt a daring escape at Polytechnic University

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Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university [Video]Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as they pinned protesters inside a university on Monday, as China warned the UK and other Western powers not to meddle in its affairs. David Doyle reports.

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Hong Kong police tightens siege at University campus [Video]Hong Kong police tightens siege at University campus

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Chinese Ambassador warns against interference in Hong Kong [Video]Chinese Ambassador warns against interference in Hong Kong

As the stand-off between anti-government protesters and police continues, the Chinese ambassador to the UK has warned the British Government against interference in Hong Kong's affairs. Liu Xiaoming..

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Hong Kong police descend on protesters at university campus [Video]Hong Kong police descend on protesters at university campus

Police fired tear gas and wielded batons.View on euronews

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Hong Kong police to stop enforcing anti-mask law after court ruling [Video]Hong Kong police to stop enforcing anti-mask law after court ruling

Hong Kong Police have announced they will stop enforcing the anti-mask law after the High Court struck down the ban. A ruling issued on Monday said that the ban infringes on fundamental rights more..

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Clashes continue as HK police arrest protesters [Video]Clashes continue as HK police arrest protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday (November 18) to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a garrisoned university and detained several activists amid violent..

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Protesters under siege at Hong Kong university as police fire rubber bullets [Video]Protesters under siege at Hong Kong university as police fire rubber bullets

Protesters under siege at Hong Kong university as police fire rubber bullets

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Protests grow in Hong Kong [Video]Protests grow in Hong Kong

For days, Hong Kong’s protesters fortified a university campus to keep police from getting in. Cornered by authorities, they are now trying to get out. Officers repelled one attempt with tear gas,..

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University president urges HK protesters to leave [Video]University president urges HK protesters to leave

Protesters barricaded in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been urged to leave in a statement from the university head published on Monday (November 18), as clashes saw police firing tear gas..

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Hong Kong police storm protesters' university stronghold [Video]Hong Kong police storm protesters' university stronghold

Explosions, fires consume campus as protesters fight back amid intensifying violence in southern Chinese city.

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Hong Kong Police Threaten Bullets: Standoff Escalates [Video]Hong Kong Police Threaten Bullets: Standoff Escalates

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to use live bullets if “rioters” used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, after the latest flare up during five months..

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HK police fire tear gas as protesters injure officer with arrow [Video]HK police fire tear gas as protesters injure officer with arrow

Police use tear gas and water cannon as clashes resume following week marked by intensifying violence.

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Hong Kong protesters use arrows, catapults and petrol bombs against police [Video]Hong Kong protesters use arrows, catapults and petrol bombs against police

Hong Kong protesters use arrows, catapults and petrol bombs against police

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Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs As Chinese Soldiers Clean Streets [Video]Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs As Chinese Soldiers Clean Streets

Fires blazed on the doorstep of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University into the early hours of Sunday. According to Reuters, protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas. It was one..

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China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests [Video]China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests

China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests

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Chinese soldiers on Hong Kong streets for first time since protests began [Video]Chinese soldiers on Hong Kong streets for first time since protests began

Soldiers from mainland China were sent on to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since anti-government protests began about six months ago.

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China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets [Video]China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Hong Kong protesters turn university campuses into fortresses [Video]Hong Kong protesters turn university campuses into fortresses

They built concrete walls and watchtowers and had weapons that included bows and arrows, catapults and hundreds of petrol bombs.View on euronews

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Alibaba gets strong demand for IPO - sources [Video]Alibaba gets strong demand for IPO - sources

Alibaba has received strong demand for its upcoming IPO, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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China's state council appoints new police chief in Hong Kong

China's state council, or cabinet, has appointed Tang Ping-keung, also known as Chris Tang, as the new police chief of Hong Kong, state news agency Xinhua said.
Reuters - Published

Sermons with saline: Hong Kong pastor offers protesters aid, prayers

Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on..
Reuters - Published

China parliament law committee says Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on constitutionality of face mask ban law: Xinhua

China’s top legislature says Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of the city’s legislation with regards to Basic Law, according to state media outlet Xinhua.
Reuters - Published

Students clash with police as violence erupts in Hong Kong

Hundreds of protesters are trapped in a tense standoff with riot police in Hong Kong, hours after violence erupted in the streets. Overnight, police in armored vehicles clashed with students hurling..
CBS News - Published

At Hong Kong university, a daring escape but fears of bloodshed

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honor freedoms

The United State is "gravely concerned" about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, and he urged the government of Hong Kong to take..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police clash with protesters as university is under siege

Students at Polytechnic University in Hong Kong have barricaded themselves inside after fighting for days to keep police out. Gordon Chang, author of the book "The Coming Collapse of China," joins CBSN..
CBS News - Published

At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the..
Reuters - Published

Footage shows daring escape by Hong Kong protesters on motorbikes

Dozens of protesters escaped from Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday on the back of motorbikes as police fired projectiles at them.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University becomes a major flashpoint in protests

Hundreds of people were trapped inside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University as the police cracked down on the campus using tear gas and water cannons. CBS News foreign correspondent Ramy Onocencio joins..
CBS News - Published

Hong Kong protesters confront police to try to free campus allies

Hong Kong police used tear gas and water cannon on Monday against protesters who tried to break through cordons and reach a university at the centre of a week-long standoff between demonstrators and..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong's Best Mart 360 to keep stores open despite attacks

Best Mart 360's chairman said on Monday he would keep every one of the popular Hong Kong snack food chain's stores open, despite them being repeatedly damaged during anti-government protests.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters barricaded inside university in standoff with police

Police have issued an ultimatum to protesters they've now surrounded at the city's Polytechnic University. Protesters who spent days trying to keep police from getting into the campus are now..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Fiery standoff at a Hong Kong university

Tear gas and rubber bullets are fired at Hong Kong protesters trapped on a university campus. Also, Prince Andrew is panned for what he said during his BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein. All that and..
CBS News - Published

China accuses Britain of taking sides in Hong Kong protests

China’s ambassador to London on Monday accused the British government of taking sides in the Hong Kong protests by criticising the police and government.
Reuters - Published

China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

China’s ambassador to London said on Monday foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs as protesters continued to battle with..
Reuters - Published

EU says escalating violence in Hong Kong 'unacceptable'

The European Commission said on Monday that violence in response to the escalating anti-government protests in Hong Kong was unacceptable and called on law enforcement authorities to keep their action..
Reuters - Published

Britain remains 'seriously concerned' about Hong Kong violence: PM spokesman

Britain remains "seriously concerned" by escalating violence in Hong Kong and urges the authorities to agree "to a path to resolve the situation", a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories November 18 A

Here's the latest for Monday November 18th: 10 shot at party in Fresno, California; Protesters, police clash in Hong Kong; Biden says impeachment inquiry proves he can beat Trump; Samoa declares..
USATODAY.com - Published

Your Monday Briefing

Hong Kong, Fresno, Minnesota Vikings: Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hong Kong police use tear gas at campus protests flash point

Protesters tried to break through police line that's been trapping hundreds in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CBS News - Published

They have different causes and aims but mass protests from Iran to Hong Kong accelerate

Mass protests around the world that have broken out, for different reasons, in recent months. On Sunday, Iran imposed a near total Internet blackout.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus amid fears of crackdown

Hong Kong police laid siege to a university on Monday, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs and other weapons and stop them from fleeing..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police seal off university, raising fears of crackdown

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university where hundreds are holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade..
Reuters - Published

No one should underestimate China's will to safeguard sovereignty: foreign ministry spokesman

No one should underestimate China's will to safeguard its sovereignty and Hong Kong's stability, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Manhunt after Fresno mass shooting, Hong Kong protests, Davis Cup: 5 things you need to know Monday

A manhunt is on after four people were killed in a shooting in California, Hong Kong schools close, a new Davis Cup era begins and more news you need to know Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Choking and crying, Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Monday to pin back frantic anti-government protesters fleeing a university where hundreds were holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets to pin back campus protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university where hundreds are holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters fight with fire as police storm university

Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. (Nov. 18)  
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Besieged Hong Kong protesters prepare for bloody crackdown as U.S. urges restraint

Hong Kong police lay siege on Monday to a university where hundreds of anti-government protesters were bunkered down with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons, amid fears of a bloody crackdown and..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional

Hong Kong's High Court ruled on Monday that a British colonial-era emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional.
Reuters - Published

Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong over the coming weeks, according to industry scheduling publication Routes Online, as anti-government protests in the city grow increasingly violent..
Reuters - Published

Security tight at HK university as hundreds of protesters trapped on campus

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to escape a besieged university on Monday while hundreds more pro-democracy activists stayed inside armed with petrol bombs and other weapons..
Reuters - Published

U.S. condemns 'unjustified use of force' in Hong Kong: senior official

The United States condemned the "unjustified use of force" in Hong Kong and called on Beijing to protect Hong Kong's freedom, a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration said Sunday,..
Reuters - Published

Police threaten to use lethal force on Hong Kong protesters

As riot police moved in from all sides, some protesters retreated inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University while others set fires on bridges leading to it
CBS News - Published

Hong Kong protesters with bows, arrows battle police for control of university, dozens arrested

Hong Kong students shot arrows at police firing tear gas as escalating violence paralyzed the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's educational system.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates

Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to use live bullets if "rioters" used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, after the latest flare up during five months of anti-government protests..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong campus protesters fire arrows as anti-government unrest spreads

Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters fire bows and arrows from campus fortress

Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows, wounding a policeman in the leg, and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, with activists braced for a possible final police..
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Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows, hurl petrol bombs in campus clash

Protesters shot arrows and lobbed petrol bombs at police on Sunday as fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus, with activists braced for a possible final police push to..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police say media officer hit by arrow in standoff with protesters

Hong Kong police said one of their media liaison officers was hit in the leg by an arrow on Sunday in a standoff with anti-government protesters around a barricaded university.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas near university campus

Hong Kong riot police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters emerging from a university campus on Sunday, according to a Reuters witness, as overnight violence restarted.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads

Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas in some of the most dramatic scenes in more..
Reuters - Published

Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts appeared in Hong Kong streets on Saturday, helping residents clean up debris after anti-government protests blocked roads.
Reuters - Published

Road clearing in Hong Kong 'voluntary' move by Chinese PLA: city spokesman

A move by China's People's Liberation Army to clear debris and barricades left by anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday was initiated as a "voluntary community activity" by the military,..
Reuters - Published

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