Hong Kong’s border: Virus quarantine asked of mainland China arrivals | AFP

Hong Kong’s border with mainland China is a de facto international boundary under the “One Country, Two Systems” model, which lets the city maintain its own liberties and free market economy. The Hong Kong side — tens of kilometres from the city’s downtown — is predominantly rural while the Chinese side is dominated by the urban sprawl of Shenzhen. Hong Kong begins enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new coronavirus from spreading.

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Tennis – how surfaces affect play | AFP Animé

Videographic on the different tennis court surfaces and how they affect play. The prestigious WTA Finals begin in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Chinese paramilitary police gather near Hong Kong

Armored vehicles belonging to China’s paramilitary police were parked Friday in Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong, in what some interpret as a threat against protesters. (Aug. 16)

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AFPTV EXCLUSIVE: Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border | AFP

Thousands of Chinese military personnel paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed. Armoured vehicles were also inside the stadium in Shenzhen, with the drill taking place as fears rise that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong. IMAGES

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