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How a Chinese checkpoint in Hong Kong raised so much angst

Under the “one country, two systems” arrangement with the Chinese government, the 7.3 million people living in Hong Kong are supposed to be protected from the political repression and arbitrary detentions that are commonplace on the mainland.  With the impending opening of a HK$84.billion (US$10.8 billion) high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and the southern […]