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Over the years, Beijing has tightened its political grip over Hong Kong, a city of more than 7 million people, and income inequality has risen. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

20 Years After Handover, Hong Kong Residents Reflect On Life Under Chinese Rule

Great Britain returned Hong Kong to China on June 30, 1997. Since then, Beijing has tightened its political grip and income inequality has grown. But not everyone is unhappy with China's impact.

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Close Family Ties, Job Offers Considered 'Bona Fide' As Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect

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My Life Rubblebucket
Cantaloupe Island Nat Adderley, Bob Cranshaw et. al.
Saint Pablo Kanye West
Grande Cascade René Aubry
Layers Ryan Helsing, Matthew Setz

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After 2 Years Without A Budget, Debt And Pain Are Mounting In Illinois

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Take Wing The Polish Ambassador
Almost Like Being In Love Red Garland, Paul Chambers et. al.
Inspirational Friends Siriswad
Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango

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As Opioid Overdoses Bleed City's Budget, Councilman Proposes Stopping Treatment

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Dye Tycho
Ventania Bixiga 70

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On Steve Coleman's 'Morphogenesis,' Art Becomes Sport

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Roll Under and Angles Steve Coleman
Hyperion Tom Barfod

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20 Years After Handover, Hong Kong Residents Reflect On Life Under Chinese Rule

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Vibe Bignic
Too Much Sampha
Fuzz Dennis Coffey
You Can't Sit Down Booker T. & the MG's
Rio Ancho Paco de Lucía