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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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China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from worst-hit province

The death toll from China's new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong bars Hubei residents from entering city as coronavirus fears intensify

Hong Kong authorities on Sunday barred residents of China's Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, from entering the city, in response to mounting pressure to enact preventative..
Reuters - Published

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China's President Says Country Faces 'Grave Situation' [Video]China's President Says Country Faces 'Grave Situation'

President Xi Jinping said China faces a “grave situation” with the coronavirus outbreak. According to Reuters, the death toll jumped to 42 during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Hong Kong declared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Hong Kong protesters torch planned coronavirus quarantine building [Video]Hong Kong protesters torch planned coronavirus quarantine building

Protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong on Sunday (January 26) that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility for the coronavirus outbreak.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic [Video]Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start on Saturday, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Hong Kong's leader declares Wuhan virus emergency [Video]Hong Kong's leader declares Wuhan virus emergency

Hong Kong's leader declares Wuhan virus emergency

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Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations [Video]Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Lunar New Years' festivities pose a great challenge for the Chinese government as it tries to contain the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Wuhan goes into lockdown as coronavirus spreads [Video]Wuhan goes into lockdown as coronavirus spreads

China locks down the central city to try to contain the virus which has killed at least 17 and infected more than 600 people. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Global markets: virus fears keep stocks red [Video]Global markets: virus fears keep stocks red

World shares fell on Thursday, led by the biggest decline in Chinese stocks in more than eight months, as concern mounted about the spread of a deadly virus in China. David Pollard reports.

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Cathay Pacific Agrees To Let Flight Attendants Wear Protective Masks In-Flight [Video]Cathay Pacific Agrees To Let Flight Attendants Wear Protective Masks In-Flight

Cathay Pacific Airways will allow all crew members and frontline employees to wear surgical masks on flights. Reuters reports the Hong Kong airline made the call due to concerns over a new coronavirus...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows [Video]Stocks: DAX highs, Daimler slows

European shares rose on Wednesday on China's response to the coronavirus outbreak, and German stocks hit record highs. Daimler and Burberry earnings were also in focus. David Pollard reports.

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Huawei's Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing [Video]Huawei's Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, arrived in a Vancouver courtroom wearing a dark top with polka dots, for the first phase of a trial that will last at least four days, as China repeated..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Huawei's top executive faces extradition hearing [Video]Huawei's top executive faces extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, arrived in a Vancouver courtroom wearing a dark top with polka dots, for the first phase of a trial that will last at least four days, as China repeated..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Another weekend of unrest as violent scuffles break out in Hong Kong [Video]Another weekend of unrest as violent scuffles break out in Hong Kong

Another weekend of unrest as violent scuffles break out in Hong Kong

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Rally cut short in Hong Kong as police confront protesters [Video]Rally cut short in Hong Kong as police confront protesters

Violence erupted at a rally calling for greater democratic freedoms.View on euronews

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Hong Kong protests: Several arrested as demonstrators defy ban [Video]Hong Kong protests: Several arrested as demonstrators defy ban

Tear gas and violence in Hong Kong as thousands defy a police ban on protest marches.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Police fire tear gas as thousands rally in Hong Kong [Video]Police fire tear gas as thousands rally in Hong Kong

A rally of thousands of anti-government protesters in central Hong Kong descended into clashes with police on Sunday (January 19).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

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.

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'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)

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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

 

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters torch planned virus quarantine building

A group of protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong on Sunday that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility for the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park to be closed from Sunday to help prevent spread of virus: CCTV

Hong Kong's popular amusement parks Disneyland and Ocean Park are closed from Jan. 26 to help prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus that broke out in the Chinese city Wuhan, state media CCTV..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the Asian financial hub, announcing a package of measures to limit the city's links with mainland China.
Reuters - Published

Lam courts Davos elite with dim sum, as Hong Kong scrambles to contain virus

With dim sum, cocktails and gold chocolate coins, Hong Kong wrapped up its Davos charm offensive confident the financial hub is back on track, even as officials fly home to tackle a deadly flu-like..
Reuters - Published

Lam says Hong Kong has system in place to handle coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told global elites in Davos on Thursday she is "cautiously confident" the city will get through the flu-like virus that threatens to inflict more pain on the protest-hit..
Reuters - Published

Danish sculpture erected to show support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

An eight-meter copper statue entitled "Pillar of Shame" was erected in front of Denmark's parliament in central Copenhagen on Thursday to express solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

IHG to waive fees for China hotel stay cancellations amid viral outbreak

InternContinental Hotels Group will allow customers to change or cancel stays scheduled up to Feb. 3 across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at no additional cost, the company said on its..
Reuters - Published

Arrested Hong Kong protesters stuck in limbo as cases grind forward

Derek Tai was arrested outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council building last June, early in the city's anti-government protests, which have seen millions join demonstrations over the past seven months.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong rail operator to suspend some ticket sales to China's Wuhan

Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp Ltd said on Thursday it would suspend sales of high speed tickets to and from China's Wuhan city, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus.
Reuters - Published

Cathay to let crew wear masks on all flights due to new coronavirus

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow all crew members and frontline employees to wear surgical masks due to concerns over a new coronavirus, and said passengers to and from Wuhan, China,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader Lam insists to stay on to tackle crises

A confident Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that Hong Kong had several crises to manage, but insisted she was staying on as the Chinese-ruled city's leader, dismissing calls to step down.
Reuters - Published

Lam says government is forming independent committee to review Hong Kong situation

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the government was about to announce the formation of an independent committee to study the situation in the city, which has been rocked by seven..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader Lam says her job to remain to deal with crises

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the city had several crises to manage and that it was her job to remain.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong's Lam says city vigilant over coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the government had been very vigilant over the coronavirus, adding that the rapid flow of people across the border made the city highly vulnerable to..
Reuters - Published

Man quarantined after Hong Kong's first preliminary positive test for Wuhan virus

Hong Kong quarantined a 39-year-old man on Wednesday after the city's first preliminary positive result in a test for the new flu-like coronavirus found in an outbreak in central mainland China,..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong confirms first case of new Wuhan virus: local media

Hong Kong confirmed its first case of a new flu-like coronavirus on Wednesday following an outbreak in the central mainland China city of Wuhan, local broadcasters RTHK, Cable TV and TVB said, citing..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong on high alert to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong's government is on high alert to deal with a new flu-like coronavirus that has killed nine people in mainland China, the city's commerce secretary, Edward Yau, said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong commerce secretary says city on high alert to deal with coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is on high alert to deal with a new flu-like coronavirus that has killed nine people in mainland China, the city's commerce secretary, Edward Yau, told Reuters at the World..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong activists turn Lunar New Year fairs into protest bazaars

The politics of protest was a running theme at Lunar New Year fairs in Hong Kong this week, as stall holders sold t-shirts, tattoo transfers, tote bags, and coasters bearing slogans popularized during..
Reuters - Published

Cathay cabin crew ask to wear face masks on all flights as China virus spreads

The flight attendants union at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said it has asked the airline to let crew wear face masks on all flights over fears of catching the new coronavirus that has spread..
Reuters - Published

China virus scare sends shudder through European luxury goods sector

European luxury stocks slumped across the board on Tuesday on fears that the coronavirus virus outbreak in China could hurt sales of high-end brands that had managed to weather months of protests in..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

Several hundred Hong Kong protesters gathered on Tuesday at the site of an attack six months ago by an armed mob on anti-government demonstrators, denouncing the lack of progress by police in bringing..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong's Lam in Davos charm drive as protests persist

For Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the World Economic Forum in Davos is a chance to convince global business and political leaders that the Asian financial hub is back on track.
Reuters - Published

Police arrest organizer of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organization said on Monday, after a protest he helped organize in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with..
Reuters - Published

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park, but later spilled onto the streets in violation of police orders.
Reuters - Published

Over 1,000 gather in central Hong Kong park to call for democracy

Hundreds of protesters in China-ruled Hong Kong gathered in a central park on Sunday to call for democratic reforms and denounce communism, as police stopped and searched people on nearby streets and..
Reuters - Published

'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

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

As financial IQ of students drops, could video games be the answer?

FoolProof Foundation, co-founded by Walter Cronkite, partners with a Hong Kong startup to deliver a "game changer" in financial literacy.
USATODAY.com - 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..
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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.
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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 Denies Entry to Human Rights Watch Director, Group Says

Kenneth Roth, executive director of the organization, said immigration officials turned him away at the airport.
NYTimes.com - 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..
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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..
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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..
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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

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