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To whom does Hong Kong belong?

Endless standoff brings its citizens into spotlight

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses a news conference in Hong Kong on Sept. 5.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sept. 8 calling for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act through the U.S. Congress.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory's top leader, finally declared the complete withdrawal of a highly controversial extradition bill on Sept. 4. But months of anti-government protests sparked by the bill show no sign of abating.

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