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Hong Kong protests

Protests tip Hong Kong into official recession as trade war stings

Economists doubt government steps to stem slide can secure rebound

HONG KONG -- New data has confirmed that months of anti-government protests have tipped the economy of Hong Kong, already under pressure from China's slowdown and its trade conflict with the U.S., into recession.

The city's economy shrank 3.2% in the July-September period compared with the quarter before, according to figures from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department on Thursday. This marked a stark deterioration from the second quarter's 0.4% decline in gross domestic product and puts the city officially in recession for the first time in a decade

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