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Chinese diplomat says Hong Kong facing worst crisis since 1997 handover

Updated : August 28, 2019 09:43 AM IST

Hong Kong has been engulfed in angry and sometimes violent protests against the government for three months, sparked by a now-suspended extradition bill and concerns that Beijing was trying to bring the territory under greater mainland control.
Police fired water cannon and tear gas at anti-government demonstrators on Sunday, and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam later warned that authorities would be forced to stamp down on the escalating violence.
Chinese diplomat says Hong Kong facing worst crisis since 1997 handover
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