Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a standoff with police outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

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Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, center, arrives at Washington Square Village on the campus of New York University on Saturday in New York. Chen escaped from his village in April and was given sanctuary inside the U.S. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Blind activist Chen Guangcheng with his wife and son outside their home in northeast China's Shandong province in 2005. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisa Lim reporting

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