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Sixtus "Baggio" Leung (left) and Yau Wai-ching (right) of the Youngspirations party march during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday. Hong Kong police used pepper spray to drive back hundreds of protesters angry at China's decision to intervene in a row over whether the two pro-independence lawmakers should be barred from the city's legislature. Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Claudia Mo, a Hong Kong legislator, expects a new group of young lawmakers in Hong Kong to push back against mainland China. "I think Hong Kong will become even more vibrant on the political front," she says. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Hong Kong Wrestles With An Identity Crisis

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Angela Gui packs for a trip to Geneva for human rights training at the United Nations. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

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Nathan Law, 23, is a former leader of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement protests against China. Now he is the city's youngest legislator ever, and says he will support additional protests against the mainland. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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At 23, Hong Kong Lawmaker Promises Feisty Protests Aimed At China

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A South China Morning Post advertisement at a Hong Kong subway station. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

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Hong Kong student protest leaders (from left) Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow avoided jail time for their part in an illegal rally that inspired pro-democracy protests throughout the city two years ago. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Ten Years is an independent film featuring five separate stories that imagine what Hong Kong would be like in 2025. One is about a pro-democracy protester who immolates herself in front of the British consulate. Courtesy of Golden Scene hide caption

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Customers browse books on Chinese politics by Mighty Current, the publisher that has seen five of its booksellers disappear, at a stall set up by political activists in Hong Kong on Feb. 5. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chilling Effect As Hong Kong's Missing Bookseller Cases Go Unresolved

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Students take part in a protest at the University of Hong Kong on Jan. 20. They protested after a pro-Beijing official was appointed to a senior role, amid growing worry over increasing political interference in academia. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Hong Kong, A Tussle Over Academic Freedom

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Paul Tang, owner of the People's Bookstore in Hong Kong, is still selling works that are critical of the Chinese leadership and are banned on the mainland. Five people in the Hong Kong book industry disappeared recently. Some have turned up in police custody on the mainland. But Tang says he isn't particularly worried about his safety. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves

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Protesters demonstrated Sunday in Hong Kong against the disappearance of five booksellers in the city. All the missing booksellers are connected to the publication of sensational books about top Chinese leaders. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Plot Thickens In The Mystery Of Hong Kong's Missing Booksellers

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Since the first case on May 20, confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, have swelled to at least 30 in South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Classes Canceled, 1,300 Quarantined In S. Korea's Scramble To Stop MERS

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A man pushing a stroller passes parallel traders in Hong Kong distributing goods to be brought into Shenzhen, China, on Monday. China said it will limit the number of visits that residents of Shenzhen can make to Hong Kong. The move is an attempt to ease the flow of mainland visitors in the former British colony. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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