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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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Hong Kong stocks pull Asian shares lower but futures offer hope

Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a spike in new Chinese virus cases sent Hong Kong stocks tumbling and added to worries about the economic impact of the outbreak.
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Asian shares turn red as Hong Kong tumbles on China virus

Asian shares erased earlier gains on Wednesday, swinging into negative territory as a spike in new Chinese virus cases sent Hong Kong stocks tumbling and fueled fears about economic impact of the..
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Videos for Hong Kong


Coronavirus: global businesses on alert [Video]Coronavirus: global businesses on alert

Facebook Inc and other global companies including LG Electronics Inc and HSBC are restricting travel to China, as the death toll from a flu-like virus rose above 100 on Tuesday. Francis Maguire..

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Hong Kong suspends rail services to China to stem outbreak [Video]Hong Kong suspends rail services to China to stem outbreak

Hong Kong suspends rail services to China to stem outbreak

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China coronavirus death toll climbs to 81 [Video]China coronavirus death toll climbs to 81

China's new coronavirus claims more lives in China, as global efforts continue to contain the outbreak. Schools in China and Hong Kong have been delayed to try to contain the virus, while China's..

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Hong Kong: Clashes on anniversary of snack stand dispute [Video]Hong Kong: Clashes on anniversary of snack stand dispute

Back in 2016, government health workers followed by police tried to shut down informal food sellers in the densely-populated Mong Kok.View on euronews

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China coronavirus death toll climbs to 80 [Video]China coronavirus death toll climbs to 80

China's new coronavirus claims more lives in China, as global efforts continue to contain the outbreak. Schools in China and Hong Kong have been delayed to try to contain the virus, while China's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

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..

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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..

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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..

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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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Australia gold project sale delayed as buyer quarantined over coronavirus

The sale of a small gold project in Australia has been delayed after a member of the Hong Kong-based buyer's family showed symptoms of coronavirus, leading to the whole family being quarantined, the..
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First love on the front lines: Coming of age in the Hong Kong protests

Many years from now, far from the spray of water cannons and the unmistakable smell of tear gas, they will look back on their season of protest and remember exactly how they felt.
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US is evacuating Americans from Wuhan as death toll from new coronavirus exceeds 100 in China

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China rises to over 100. Meanwhile, Hong Kong has cut rail links to mainland China.
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China sure of slaying 'devil' virus, Hong Kong to cut links

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with China mainland to curb virus spread

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a suspension of high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles along with many countries to limit the spread..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads

It wants to drastically reduce visits from mainland China, where the death toll has reached 106.
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Hong Kong to suspend high-speed rail service in bid to halt spread of coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the high-speed rail service between the city and mainland China would be suspended from Jan. 30, and all cross-border ferry services would also be suspended..
Reuters - Published

Small suspected homemade bomb explodes at Hong Kong hospital, no injuries

A suspected small-scale homemade bomb exploded at a general hospital in Hong Kong on Monday, causing the temporary evacuation of some patients but no injuries, police said.
Reuters - Published

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..
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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..
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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.
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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’s Disneyland shut as death toll due to coronavirus rises to 56 in China

hong kong’s disneyland shut as death toll due to coronavirus rises to 56 in china
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..
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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

Xi Jinping calls coronavirus situation ‘grave’ as death tolls hits 42

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak has risen to 42, with more than 1400 people infected worldwide and Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency.
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Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

hong kong declares wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'
HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an "emergency" -- the city's highest warning tier -- as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of further infections...
WorldNews - 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

Coronavirus: 7 who travelled to China under observation

Seven persons from Maharashtra who recently travelled to China and Hong Kong have been placed under observation amid the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak that has so far claimed 26 lives and infected..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: China ‘shuts 10 cities; 12 quarantined in India

China locked down 10 cities and closed a part of the Great Wall to control the outbreak of coronavirus (nCoV) that has killed 26 people and affected 1,100 people across the globe. Twelve people who..
IndiaTimes - 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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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