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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 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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Climate activist Thunberg heads growing field of Nobel Peace Prize candidates

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong and the NATO military alliance are among those tipped for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, following nominations by..
Reuters - Published

Abu Dhabi's Etihad suspends flights to Hong Kong on low demand

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong until March 28, the airline said on Wednesday, citing a drop in demand.
Reuters - Published

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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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Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate' [Video]Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate'

A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by..

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IDEC SPORT breaks Tea Route record [Video]IDEC SPORT breaks Tea Route record

Francis Joyon and his crew add Tea Route record to their Jules Verne trophy as IDEC SPORT smashes record by over four days.

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Second Hong Kong Coronavirus Death Reported [Video]Second Hong Kong Coronavirus Death Reported

Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday. Authorities in the area are drawing up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a cruise ship in Japan. The..

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Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan [Video]Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan

Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the..

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Dr. Fauci calls Diamond Princess infection 'incubator' [Video]Dr. Fauci calls Diamond Princess infection 'incubator'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday that the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan could..

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Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive" [Video]Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive"

A retired doctor on board a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports said the mood on board was "very depressive" and "very anxious" in a video he..

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic [Video]Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 73,243 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The global death toll is at least 1,868, with one death each in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines..

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China says coronavirus curbs starting to work [Video]China says coronavirus curbs starting to work

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday as a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work. Adam Reed reports.

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China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll [Video]China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll

A Reuters poll of 40 economists from around the world predicted that China's economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak as long as the virus is contained soon. Gloria Tso reports.

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Hong Kong Suspends Schools Until March To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus [Video]Hong Kong Suspends Schools Until March To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong extended the suspension of schools until March 16. According to Reuters, schools also told overseas students studying in the city there was..

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Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser [Video]Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser

Cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not on the agenda, says games president Yoshiro Mori.

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New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes [Video]New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes

A Hong Kong woman fell victim to the new coronavirus after a man residing 10 floors directly above her unit became sick.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong students forced to adapt to homeschooling [Video]Coronavirus: Hong Kong students forced to adapt to homeschooling

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Tensions run high in Hong Kong as more cases of coronavirus discovered [Video]Tensions run high in Hong Kong as more cases of coronavirus discovered

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Geely, Volvo to merge, creating China's first global carmaker [Video]Geely, Volvo to merge, creating China's first global carmaker

Geely Automobile and its sister company Volvo Cars are planning to merge and list in Hong Kong and possibly Stockholm, giving Volvo access to public markets after it dropped a move to list its stock..

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China returns to work as virus hits daily record [Video]China returns to work as virus hits daily record

Some Chinese goverment restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work. Adam Reed reports.

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China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan [Video]China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

The death toll in mainland China surpassed 700 on Saturday, according to authorities, and is poised to pass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory..

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Hong Kong says around 3,000 residents in Hubei have contacted government for help

The Hong Kong government said on Wednesday around 3,000 of its residents currently in mainland China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, have made contact and it has given them..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong to give cash gift of $1,200 to residents

Officials hope it will boost spending as the city's economy struggles after a tumultuous year.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong flags record budget deficit as virus, protests cripple economy

Hong Kong unveiled a record budget deficit on Wednesday, pledging cash handouts to residents and business tax breaks to soften the blow to the recession-hit economy from often-violent protests and the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong unveils record budget deficit to cushion blow from coronavirus, protests

Hong Kong unveiled a record budget deficit on Wednesday, as it boosted cash handouts to residents and tax concessions for companies to cushion the shock of often-violent protests and the outbreak of a..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong budget for fiscal 2020/21

The following are highlights of Hong Kong's budget for the 2020/21 fiscal year starting in April.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong unveils $15 billion in relief against coronavirus, protests

Hong Kong unveiled measures worth HK$120 billion ($15 billion) in its annual budget on Wednesday to bolster an economy grappling with a coronavirus outbreak and months of anti-government protests.
Reuters - Published

Fearing coronavirus, Hong Kong's 'coffin home' dwellers stay indoors

To escape the confines of his Hong Kong "coffin home", or two square meters (21.5 square feet) of living space, Simon Wong usually spends his days in the park playing mahjong with friends, only..
Reuters - Published

Chinese court jails Hong Kong bookseller for 10 years, Sweden objects

chinese court jails hong kong bookseller for 10 years, sweden objects
BEIJING — A Chinese court sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail for illegally providing intelligence overseas on Monday, the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court said..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Hong Kong extends school suspension until April 20 to control spread of virus

Hong Kong has further extended the suspension of schools until at least April 20 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, authorities in the Asian financial hub said on Tuesday as cases of the disease..
Reuters - Published

Novel coronavirus cases top 80,000 as markets plunge on pandemic fears

novel coronavirus cases top 80,000 as markets plunge on pandemic fears
Hong Kong (CNN)Multiple outbreaks of the novel coronavirus outside of mainland China have continued to worsen, as experts warn we may be approaching pandemic levels. A World Health Organization landed..
WorldNews - Published

Gui Minhai: Chinese court sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years jail

Hong Kong based Gui Minhai published books on the personal lives of Chinese Communist Party leaders.
BBC News - Published

China sentences Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, to 10 years in jail

A Chinese court sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail for illegally providing intelligence overseas on Monday, the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court said in a statement..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong warns against travel to South Korea as virus spreads

The Hong Kong government warned residents on Monday to avoid all non-essential travel to South Korea, as the government in Seoul reported 231 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the country's total to..
Reuters - Published

Asian markets slump as new coronavirus cases jump outside China

asian markets slump as new coronavirus cases jump outside china
BANGKOK — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street. South Korea’s Kospi 180721, -3.19%..
WorldNews - Published

Hong Kong cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial hub.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Govt asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore

Currently, passengers from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan are screened at 21 designated airports in the country for a possible exposure to the novel coronavirus. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

A second plane with 82 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Saturday in the Asian financial hub, where they will face..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday to mark seven months since an attack by an..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's..
Reuters - Published

Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30

Last month, the national carrier had suspended its six weekly Delhi-Shanghai flights from January 31 to February 14. However, it did not restart the flight operations from February 15 onwards. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: massive HK$30 billion relief package revealed as Hong Kong government plans to bail out ...

coronavirus: massive hk$30 billion relief package revealed as hong kong government plans to bail out ...
The Hong Kong government will dish out a bigger than expected HK$30 billion...
WorldNews - Published

Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong records second coronavirus death: hospital spokeswoman

Hong Kong recorded its second death caused by the new coronavirus on Wednesday, a Princess Margaret Hospital spokeswoman told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Face masks vs coronavirus: How effective are they?

From expensive filtration devices to homemade coverings, face masks have become almost ubiquitous in Hong Kong in the wake of China's coronavirus outbreak. But experts say the choice of mask could make..
France 24 - Published

Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear

The Philippines on Tuesday allowed Filipino workers to travel to Hong Kong and Macau, relaxing the travel ban it imposed on China and its special administrative regions to control the spread of the..
Reuters - Published

Filipina becomes first helper to contract coronavirus in Hong Kong

A Filipina has become the first domestic helper to contract the coronavirus in Hong Kong, and the Chinese-ruled city's 61st case overall, health authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Westerdam passenger infected with coronavirus: What we know and what we don't

westerdam passenger infected with coronavirus: what we know and what we don't
Hong Kong (CNN)The Westerdam cruise ship was supposed to have been the lucky one. After being stuck at sea for days, when Japan, the Philippines and Thailand turned it away over concerns it had..
WorldNews - Published

Hong Kong leader increases funds to tackle coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday increased a relief fund to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak as she urged residents to accept the government's quarantine plans for returning..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

Tom Bennell's olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout..
Reuters - Published

Virus time crime: Hong Kong police bust toilet paper gang

Knife-wielding robbers in Hong Kong stole 50 packs of toilet paper rolls from a supermarket delivery man, police said on Monday, in a sign of the times for a city worried sick by the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong

Toilet rolls have become hot property in the city due to a shortage from coronavirus panic-buying.
BBC News - Published

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