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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 city and special administrative region of China in the eastern Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. 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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Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

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Anti-government sentiment persists in Hong Kong

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World stocks drift as wary investors expect grim U.S. jobs data

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Research shows coronavirus can survive on a surgical mask for up to seven days.

New research shows SARS-CoV-2 can survive on the outer layer of a surgical mask for seven days.

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COVID-19: Hong Kong cracks down as China lifts restrictions [Video]

COVID-19: Hong Kong cracks down as China lifts restrictions

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Hong Kong deploys robot to disinfect subway [Video]

Hong Kong deploys robot to disinfect subway

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China expels U.S. journalists as spat with U.S. escalates

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Hong Kong 'Umbrella' movement leader freed from prison

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Walt Disney To Shutter Disney Theme Parks In Florida And California Amid Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

Walt Disney To Shutter Disney Theme Parks In Florida And California Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Yungblud postpones Asia tour leg over coronavirus concerns

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Dog In Hong Kong Possible First Known Case Of Human To Pet Coronavirus

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European stocks rise on bets ECB will cut rates too [Video]

European stocks rise on bets ECB will cut rates too

Global stock markets initially gave a thumbs down to the U.S. rate cut, but on Wednesday European shares rose on bets the ECB and Bank of England will probably cut rates too. Julian Satterthwaite..

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Europe stocks follow Wall St higher on virus action hopes

European stocks followed Wall St higher on Tuesday amid hopes for global action on the coronavirus, but a draft G7 communique seen by Reuters looked short on specific measures. Julian Satterthwaite..

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Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March [Video]

Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March

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Tokyo Disney Parks Shuttered Amid Coronavirus Fears [Video]

Tokyo Disney Parks Shuttered Amid Coronavirus Fears

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Hong Kong's 'coffin home' dwellers stuck inside amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Hong Kong's 'coffin home' dwellers stuck inside amid coronavirus outbreak

Living inside one of Hong Kong's notorious "coffin homes" is an unpleasant existence at the best of times, but the coronavirus outbreak has made life in the cramped, shared spaces even worse. Joe..

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Hong Kong Extends School Closures Until April 20 [Video]

Hong Kong Extends School Closures Until April 20

Hong Kong has made the decision to extend the suspension of schools until at least April 20. The decision comes as health officials try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The city’s Secretary..

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Chinese court gives Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, 10 years in jail [Video]

Chinese court gives Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, 10 years in jail

A Chinese court has sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong bookseller, to 10 years in prison for illegally providing intelligence overseas. Joe Davies reports.

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Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong [Video]

Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong

They will now go into quarantine for two weeks. View on euronews

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