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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's financial hub status rattled by extradition bill

US says measures risk jeopardizing territory's special status

HONG KONG -- The extradition bill that sparked one of the largest protests here in two decades looks set to keep stoking political and international tensions as it touches on the city's independent judiciary, one of the core strengths that make Hong Kong one of Asia's premier financial hubs.

"If the bill passes, Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city," said a young person who participated in the demonstrations.

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