Hong Kongers gather for extradition bill protest | AFP

Large crowds of protesters gather in central Hong Kong on Wednesday morning as the city braces for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government over a divisive plan to allow extraditions to China.

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United by fear of China, Hong Kongers stage record march | AFP

A huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong against controversial plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland descended into violence as police fought running battles with small pockets of demonstrators.

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Paragliding popularity soars as Hong Kongers seek urban release

Hong Kong is renowned for its skyscrapers and dense housing blocks but the steep mountains that crown the southern Chinese city offer a wealth of outdoor opportunities including paragliding. The sport is catching on, giving people a chance to escape the dense urban sprawl below.

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad. Philip Fok was one of them, and now as the Hong Kong prepares to mark 20 years since the handover, he reminisces about the home he left behind.

Riots, Unrest, and the Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong Rising

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In 1997, the longtime British colony of Hong Kong was handed over to China with the understanding that it would retain relative autonomy under the concept of “one country, two systems.” But last month, as part of the so-called Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kongers began vocally demanding Beijing stay out of their political affairs and grant the democracy they say they were promised with the handover.

VICE News traveled to Hong Kong and embedded with the students leading the pro-democracy movement. As protestors marched through and occupied city parks and streets, police fired tear gas and became physically violent. Hong Kong, long a reliably stable world financial center, was being rocked by unrest.

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