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Taking few chances, Macao mildly protests Chinese visit
Taking few chances, Macao mildly protests Chinese visit

For pro-democracy activists in this former Portuguese colony turned Asia’s gambling mecca, 2014 – the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule – has been both the best and worst of times. Over the summer, activists beat back a proposal for prosecutorial immunity and a rich pension plan for local leaders by mobilizing the territory’s largest mass movement in a quarter-century. But around the same time, several academics who had criticized the government were demoted or fired from local colleges. As Chinese President Xi Jinping and other VIPs came to town Friday and Saturday to mark the anniversary of the handover, Macao authorities...

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