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The people of Hong Kong this week have been making it difficult for Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders to ignore their will. (Source photos by AP and Getty Images)
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Xi's next steps on Hong Kong will be hindered by US-China summit

Demonstrators and Washington both oppose Chinese-style rule of law

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Hong Kong has seen the largest demonstrations since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997. At issue is a highly controversial bill that would allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China.

What happens in Hong Kong will have implications on the global economy, as the developments this week shake the foundations of Asia's financial hub.

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