Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Will it stay that way?

Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Will it stay that way?

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Notes from a Changing City China Tightens Its Grip on Hong Kong

Beijing is expanding its authoritarian influence ever deeper into Hong Kong. Many in the city have been arrested, while others are leaving - or going underground. Hopes for a degree of autonomy for the city have been dashed.
By Bernhard Zand, in Hong Kong

Activist Leung Foto: Getty Images

DER SPIEGEL 12/2021
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Politician Lau Foto: Anthony Kwan / DER SPIEGEL

Cinema-goers watch a film at the harbor in Hong Kong's Central district.

Cinema-goers watch a film at the harbor in Hong Kong's Central district.

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Tycoon Zeman Foto: Anthony Kwan / DER SPIEGEL

Publisher Lai: Beijing has no interest in individual freedoms. The emphasis is on state control.

Publisher Lai: Beijing has no interest in individual freedoms. The emphasis is on state control.

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Publisher Pang Foto: Anthony Kwan / DER SPIEGEL

The Hong Kong skyline

The Hong Kong skyline

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"Frontliner" Dan Foto: Anthony Kwan / DER SPIEGEL