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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.

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