In a rare violent night, protesters confront police Feb. 9 in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok
In a rare violent night, protesters confront police Feb. 9 in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok Billy H.C. Kwok—Bloomberg/Getty Images

Hong Kong’s Newest Conflict with China Is Over Independence

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