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What do Marxism and Xi Jinping have in common? Both are at a loss to explain what is happening in Hong Kong. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photos by Reuters/ AP)
China up close

Karl Marx would find Hong Kong's revolution puzzling

City's masses give birth to a new struggle

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | Hong Kong, Macao

HONG KONG -- The protests in Hong Kong have a new front -- a daily "lunchtime demonstration" held in the tony Central district, where well-heeled bank and securities company employees pair their business attire with face masks.

The protest anthem "Glory To Hong Kong," the line "revolution of our time" and the slogan "Hong Kong people, resist" reverberate through a district lined with luxury-brand boutiques.

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