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A quarter-century after the handover, is Hong Kong still attractive as a business hub?

Jun 29, 2022
Crackdowns by Beijing and severe COVID restrictions have undermined its status. Friday marks the anniversary of the transfer of control.
The Hong Kong skyline at sunset. The territory has seen security crackdowns and severe COVID restrictions, and many residents have left in recent years. Friday marks 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.
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U.S. business lobby warns administration against ending Hong Kong's status

May 26, 2020
U.S. officials suggest countering Beijing by downgrading ties with Hong Kong, drawing protests from business lobby.
Protesters take over the streets of Hong Kong last year. The global financial center is at risk of losing its special status with the U.S.
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In China, a battle over national security law and a commitment to the U.S. trade deal

May 22, 2020
Also making news: China’s premier Li Keqiang broke from tradition and did not announce an economic growth target.
A security guard wears a protective mask as he stands after the opening of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on May 22, 2020 in Beijing, China.
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Xi Jinping promotes Macau as financial hub, potential alternative to Hong Kong

Dec 17, 2019
"Beijing is making it clear that well-behaved territories will get carrots and unruly territories are going to get sticks," one observer said.
Macau is now the world's gambling capital. Above, a woman views the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino from the Monte Fort in 2013 in Macau, Macau.
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Furious, China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong bills

Nov 28, 2019
The U.S. laws mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses in Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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Parents and protests in Hong Kong

Nov 21, 2019
"I will encourage them to join in the demonstration because Hong Kong is our city," the mother of a protester said.
Stella, the mother of Hong Kong protester Sher.
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Six months in, Hong Kong protesters remain committed

Nov 20, 2019
"I have to talk to the government because they can't do what they want," one protester said.
Injured protesters leave for hospital at The Hong Kong Poytechnic University on November 19, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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In the NBA vs. China battle, business could suffer

Oct 9, 2019
Billions of dollars in revenue is at stake for the NBA.
The NBA flagship retail store in Beijing.
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Hong Kong's future is uncertain, its economy strained

Aug 12, 2019
Protesters swarm its airport, canceling most flights to one of the busiest hubs in the world.
Protesters occupy the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration Monday.
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