In this NASA image released Thursday, Typhoon Usagi is seen nearing Taiwan and the Philippines.
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
September 20, 2013 The storm, which packed winds of 150 mph on Friday, is expected to weaken before it hits the Chinese territory.
This file picture taken on January 2, 2013 shows shark fins drying on the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong.
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September 13, 2013 Conservationists hailed the move, because Hong Kong represents 50 percent of the shark fin trade. The country said it hoped the policy would raise public awareness about sustainability.
Tourists from mainland China take photos in front of a large outdoor banner showing what Hong Kong looks like on a clean air day, in Hong Kong on Aug. 21.
August 29, 2013 The Chinese city is trying something new to placate tourists disappointed by the curtain of smog that now envelops the classic skyline.
A banner shows support for Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong on Monday.
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June 22, 2013 Lots of obstacles must be overcome before the former NSA contractor can be returned to the U.S. for prosecution on espionage charges.
During deflation, on Tuesday (May 14).
Tyrone Siu /Reuters /Landov
May 15, 2013 But fear not, ducky fans. The floating work of art is going to be reinflated. It's just down for maintenance. See the before and after photos.
That's one big duck floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor this month.
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May 6, 2013 Created by a Dutch artist, it's floating in Victoria Harbor for the month of May. See if the same song pops into your head as popped into ours.
Consumers rush to buy organic products from a farmers market in Hong Kong.
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March 6, 2012 Demand for organic and local food is rising in Hong Kong. But people find supply limited and expensive, mirroring the early days of the organic movement in other countries.
June 29, 2010 Controlling the flow of online information is like trying to win at Whack-A-Mole. That's, essentially, the game that Google and China are playing with each other over the filtering of search results.
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