Life in a megacity comes at a high premium. In Hong Kong, the costs of living have exploded in recent years, making life almost unlivable for 1 in 6.
In a trial that is set to define the future of civil liberties in Hong Kong, accused pro-democracy activists have told DW that Hong Kong's autonomy is under 'coordinated attack' from Beijing.
At 55 kilometers, it's the world's longest sea-crossing bridge and connects the semi-autonomous cities of Hong Kong and Macau with mainland China. But the project was hit by delays, cost overruns and safety concerns.
Thousands of people have turned out against a plan to build up to 400,000 homes on reclaimed land off the island of Lantau. Critics warn the project is too costly and will destroy the environment.
More than a dozen lawmakers have walked out while Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam laid out her vision for the city. The lawmakers warned of a press crackdown after a British journalist was given a week to leave the country.
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