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Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Independence From China

NYT

And when President Xi Jinping of China visited Hong Kong two weeks ago for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, he mixed reassurances about the city’s special status with an unmistakable warning not to test Beijing’s will.Continue reading the main storySince 1997, China’s economy has become less dependent on Hong Kong, while the territory’s prosperity has become more entangled with the mainland. As the political and economic power imbalance grows, and Hong Kong is drawn tighter into China’s orbit, Beijing’s leaders are less willing to offer Hong Kong the same degree of deference they once showed it.But through it all, people in Hong Kong have been comforted by the fact that the city has its own legal system — based on British common law, unlike China’s — that is proudly independent. That legal system remains robust, and it is one reason investment flows to Hong Kong

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Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Independence From China

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