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Pro-Independence Student Activists in Hong Kong Call on U.S. to Protect the City's Freedoms

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Members of a student group that advocates for Hong Kong's independence from China camped out in front of the city's U.S. Consulate Sunday night to demonstrate against what they view as a rising tide of political repression, calling on Washington to intervene on behalf of the semi-autonomous region.
Hong Kong, a former British colony, was promised a “high degree of autonomy” and the preservation of its civil liberties when it was handed over to Chinese administration in 1997 under an arrangement known as “one country, two systems.” But many fear that China is violating the spirit of the...
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