In China, Hong Kong protests out of sight, out of mind

October 1, 2014 2:27 PM

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In China, Hong Kong protests out of sight, out of mind

HONG KONG — As tens of thousands demonstrated peacefully for democracy in Hong Kong on Wednesday, displays of freedom were carefully kept out of sight and out of mind elsewhere in China.

The government in Beijing celebrated National Day — the 65th anniversary of Communist Party rule — by showing that it remains very much in charge and no more interested in democracy than when it took charge of the country in 1949.

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