Hong Kong: Anger and Protest as City Marks 15 Years Since Its Return to China

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On July 1 self-made millionaire Leung Chun-ying was sworn in as Hong Kong’s new top official by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The day marked the 15th anniversary of the handover from Britain to China, and tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to vent complaints about rising inequity, the slow pace of political reform and fears of the growing influence of mainland China on the semi-autonomous city

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