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Hong Kong no longer a 'go-to place' for luxury shopping

'Disobedient' locals and competitive prices elsewhere keep mainland shoppers away

HONG KONG -- Angelise Wu, a 31-year-old Beijinger, canceled her regular shopping excursion to Hong Kong this year. In addition to worrying about her safety amid the anti-government demonstrations, she also took issue with what she called the "disobedient attitude" of locals, which made her uncomfortable.

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