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China Celebrates Opening of New Mega Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau

China has opened the world's longest ocean-crossing bridge connecting the mainland with Hong Kong and Macau, the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on its semi-autonomous territories.  Chinese President Xi Jinping and the leaders of the three cities were on hand in the southern city of Zhuhai for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with digital fireworks exploding on a screen behind him.  The 54-kilometer, $20 billion project, which includes an underwater...

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