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The Swaying Bauhinia

Hong Kong is the archetype of a global city. The city commands immense geopolitical power, and it remains one of the most internationally connected cities in Asia. Its very name is synonymous with international business and global trade. Long before cities like Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei, or even Seoul, Hong Kong was the mega city in East Asia. But this week, that position may have started to take a dramatic shift. China’s president, Xi Jinping, visited the semi-autonomous region, marking the 20-year anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty to mainland China. Many of the people living in the city are …