Hong Kong in new era under ‘white-knuckle’ grip

● Opposition candidates barred from elections as Beijing extends its control of global financial hub

James Pomfret
— Reuters

For 23 years Hong Kong was an anomaly. A free and partially democratic city under Chinese rule, protected by a tradition of firm rule of law from the British colonial era, and a promise from Beijing of freedoms for its 7.5m people that were...

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