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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong demonstrators look to Korea for inspiration

Success of democratization movement seen as hopeful model

South Korean demonstrators show support for Hong Kong protesters at a recent rally in Seoul. (Photo by Raphael Rashid)

HONG KONG -- The waving of American and British national flags by Hong Kong protesters has repeatedly outraged Chinese state media during demonstrations against the city's government in recent months.

But while hoping for official U.S. and U.K. support, the demonstrators themselves have found more inspiration by looking north to South Korea.

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