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China is courting trouble in Hong Kong

Beijing risks goading US into revoking city's economic and financial privileges

| Hong Kong, Macao

The world has been riveted by the protests raging in Hong Kong against the city government's proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. About one million people -- roughly one-seventh of the former British colony's population -- took to the streets on June 9 to denounce the draft law, and another large protest on June 12 resulted in violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

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