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Hong Kong Election Follows Rising Discontent

When People’s Liberation Army soldiers rolled into Hong Kong at midnight on July 1, 1997 to resume China’s sovereignty from the departing British, flag-waving crowds cheered their arrival at the territory’s rural border with the mainland. But nearly two decades later, Hong Kong voters will go to the polls on Sunday to participate in a legislative election unlike any they have seen here before. The atmosphere is deeply polarized, with China’s hand increasingly felt in nearly every...

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