Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China.
Immigration authorities on Sunday barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch from entering the semiautonomous territory, where he was about to launch a report reviewing rights practices around the world that focused heavily on actions of the Chinese government.
China has replaced its top envoy to Hong Kong, state media reported on Saturday, in one of the most significant rejig since pro-democracy protests broke out in the city nearly seven months ago.
An award-winning American photographer who covered Hong Kongs anti-government protest and the unrest has been refused entry into the city, it was reported on Saturday.
Luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton has planned to shut one of its eights stores in Hong Kong due to a major plunge in sales at the outlet since the anti-government protests began seven months ago, a media report said on Friday.
Hong Kong welcomed the New Year with subdued celebrations that were eclipsed by protests registered throughout the night until the early hours of Wednesday and fresh clashes between protesters and police officers.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a New Year's Eve message on Tuesday that she had the responsibility to solve the citys problems, which has been rocked by anti-government protests for more than six months.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's online season's greeting where she pledged to reflect on people's criticism and be grateful for their words of encouragement, drew negative response from the netizens.
The anti-government protest crisis that has rocked Hong Kong since June, has raised career doubts among the expatriates living in the city, a media report said on Friday.
Christmas day celebrations in Hong Kong were marred by protests as demonstrators waded the roads and to disperse them, police resorted to tear gas and pepper spray.
Christmas Eve here was marked by fresh clashes between police and protesters, with at least 25 injured as the country once again witnessed an exchange of Molotov cocktails and tear gas.