The economic roots of Hong Kong’s fight

Protesters gather in Hong Kong. (Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty)

WONKBLOG | Mainland China’s growth has been good for Hong Kong in certain ways, but not for residents’ standard of living. And they’re not happy about it.

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