We are all Hongkongers

There were supposed to be fireworks last night.

October 1st is China’s Fourth of July, the day the populous superpower shuts down its factories and turns patriotic. On the mainland, you can’t walk down a street without hearing celebratory booms and seeing sparks. A pyrotechnic spectacle always lights up the waters above Hong Kong, too. Hong Kong is a tiny region that’s overseen by China, even though it has technically been governed by a separate law — “one country, two systems,” as they…

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