'Morning Edition' Returns: Hong Kong Gets the Finger People across China are celebrating Buddha's birthday, but the celebration came with some controversy in Hong Kong. The Chinese government marked the event by sending the city a present: one of Buddha's fingers, mounted in a glass case for public display. Some leaders in the former British colony denounced the gesture, saying the Communist government is trying to win over the populace, while denying them democracy.
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'Morning Edition' Returns: Hong Kong Gets the Finger

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Hong Kong Gets the Finger

'Morning Edition' Returns: Hong Kong Gets the Finger

'Morning Edition' Returns: Hong Kong Gets the Finger

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People across China are celebrating Buddha's birthday, but the celebration came with some controversy in Hong Kong. The Chinese government marked the event by sending the city a present: one of Buddha's fingers, mounted in a glass case for public display. Some leaders in the former British colony denounced the gesture, saying the Communist government is trying to win over the populace, while denying them democracy.