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A quarter-century after Hong Kong was handed over to Chinese rule, the city's artists, educators and activists are leaving in droves, stifled by a crackdown on civil liberties and cultural expression.   © Illustration by Tania Vicedo
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Hong Kong's identity in crisis after 25 years of Beijing rule

Forced out of the city by China's crackdowns, the Hong Kong diaspora fight to save their culture from afar

PAK YIU, Nikkei staff writer | Hong Kong

HONG KONG -- A palpable sense of nostalgia hung over Vancouver's inaugural Hong Kong fair as around 3,000 attendees drifted from one stall to another, chatting in Cantonese and sharing memories of their former home city.

Among the wares on offer were dim sum dumpling-shaped candles, umbrella trinkets and paintings of the glowing Victoria Harbour skyline.

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