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How Hong Kong’s Sky-High Home Prices Feed the Unrest

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Hong Kong’s protests aren’t just about freedom and democracy. Widening inequality has long contributed to tension in the city, and nothing exemplifies the divide between the haves and have-nots better than the sky-high cost of residential property. Developers, mostly owned by local billionaire families, wield great market power, controlling industries including utilities and mobile phone carriers....

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