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Hong Kong's 'year 2047 problem'

Hong Kong at night seen from Victoria Peak

HONG KONG -- There has been a lot of talk here lately about the year 2047, 50 years after the return of the special administrative region to China from the U.K. in 1997.

People are already fearful, if only vaguely, of what will happen after the "one country, two systems" framework with China, which gives Hong Kong "a high degree of autonomy," reaches its 50-year limit.

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