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A passenger wearing a facemask exiting the arrival hall at the Hong Kong International Airport terminal. A passenger wearing a facemask exiting the arrival hall at the Hong Kong International Airport terminal, Hong Kong, Oct. 24, 2020 (Sipa photo by Miguel Candela via AP Images).

China’s COVID-19 Policies Are Putting Hong Kong in a Bind

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

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A quarantine waiver granted by authorities in Hong Kong to Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has drawn outrage and charges of double standards by local residents. But a bigger problem underlies the saga: The city is caught between two different COVID-19 strategies, with no way out.  ...

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