Political Unrest
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China’s big pig problem

China | Swine fever is exacerbating the country’s other political crises
by June Cheng
Posted 9/20/19, 01:02 pm

In a little more than a week, the People’s Republic of China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding. Along with fireworks and a weeklong holiday, the festivities will include a large military parade that state media say will show off the Communist nation’s latest nuclear arsenal.

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Timeline: The Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong | Police violence, protester vandalism, and a new anthem for a free Hong Kong in ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations
by Erica Kwong
Posted 9/19/19, 08:28 pm

WORLD first published this timeline on Aug. 30 and has periodically updated it as events develop. For the newest entries, please see the bottom of the page.

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Six hours stuck at the Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong | After thousands of passengers got caught behind a protest, one man become an everyday hero
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/19, 05:24 pm

On Sept. 1, I landed at Hong Kong International Airport after a 15-hour flight, looking forward to a hot shower and a dim sum dinner. Instead, I got stuck there for six hours. 

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