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Hong Kong activists see continual encroachment by Beijing against the "one country, two systems" formula meant to govern the former British colony.     © Reuters

Hong Kong protests fade as China integrates former UK colony

Beijing's political pressure and infrastructure push erode 'one country, two systems'

TAKESHI KIHARA and MICHELLE CHAN, Nikkei staff writers | Hong Kong, Macau

HONG KONG -- The "one country, two systems" formula under which Beijing promised to administer Hong Kong looks worse for wear as the former British colony marks the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule on July 1.

Hong Kong's legislature voted in June to let immigration officials from mainland China operate at West Kowloon station, the terminus of a new high-speed, cross-border train line. Mainland laws also will apply in a designated part of the station.

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