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Hong Kong's risk of 'total collapse' pushes economy deeper into the red

Protests have grown more violent and are now affecting daily business

| Hong Kong, Macao
Demonstrators walk down the road with traffic cones to build a barricade in Causeway Bay: protesters now view force as a necessary evil.   © Reuters

Hong Kong has provided one of the globe's most compelling split-screens. On one, violent weekend demonstrations against Chinese control of the city's destiny; on the other, traders and tycoons conducting business as usual. This week, the two fused as protesters disrupted central Hong Kong during weekday business hours.

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