A Turning Point for Hong Kong

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HONG KONG — Future generations may well commemorate Sept. 28, 2014 in the history of Hong Kong as the day when the famously apolitical city turned unmistakably political. Tens of thousands of protesters, calling for “true democracy” — that …

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‘What’s So Wrong with Splitting up?’

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It reads like an Orwellian threat to all Scots: “The English government needs to immediately commence political thought education, and Scotland needs to be ruled by someone patriotic. Strike hard against separatist forces! Let every …

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The Flame of Chinese Nationalism

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September 18 will mark 83 years since Japanese troops crossed into northeastern China, beginning the last chapter in China’s self-described “national humiliation” at the hands of foreign powers. Memories of  war with Japan remain raw …

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For Alibaba’s Small Business Army, a Narrowing Path

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange expected to raise approximately $20 billion as early as Sept. 18, celebration is surely in order for the company’s executives. But for millions of …

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