China Changes the Subject in Hong Kong

The announcement of a new Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link has deftly shifted the world's attention from the city's democracy protests.

The focus is again on Hong Kong's glitz, not its protests.

Photographer: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

As hedge fund managers declare victory with the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link, don't forget the obvious loser: the city's pro-democracy movement.

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