Critics say the multi-billion-dollar project might give away part of the city's territory to Beijing.
Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines with gale force winds of 200 kph, unleashing widespread devastation in which at least 69 people have been killed so far.
Andy Chan, heading the fringe Hong Kong National Party, was invited to give a talk but his invitation sparked stern criticism both from Beijing and authorities in the city. China demanded the event be scrapped, but the club decided to press ahead.
The annual protests take place on the anniversary of the city's return to China by colonial power Britain in 1997 but saw one of the lowest turnouts in history this year.
Edward Leung, 27, was convicted in May of rioting over the 2016 running battles with police, when demonstrators hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight.
"Only 9 percent of the 9 billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled," the UN says in a report, as it calls on governments to consider banning or taxing single-use bags or plastic food containers.
In an open letter to the Chinese government, mothers of students killed in the crackdown on protests calling for greater democratisation, more media freedom and an end to government corruption, called on President Xi to re-evaluate the incident.
Hong Kong has a severe shortage of land and a debate has erupted over which land to use for housing.
Choi Eun-hee was the South's most famous actress for decades before being brazenly abducted in 1978 by North Korean spies in Hong Kong at the request of the North's then leader-in-waiting Kim Jong Il, an avid film fan.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde did, however, warn against protectionism in a barely veiled reference to US tariff threats, and said the World Trade Organization's rules were in danger of being torn up, threatening global economic growth.
Officials say the bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China, touted as the world's longest , will boost business and cut travel time, but critics see it as an attempt by Beijing to tighten its grip on the Special Administrative Regions.
Hong Kong has been preparing to introduce the controversial law since China fine-tuned legislation last year on where and how to sing the anthem, tightening rules that already bar people from performing it at parties, weddings and funerals.
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