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    Hong Kong Arrests Stir Fears of More Turmoil

    “Things could get worse.” So said one lawmaker in the semi-autonomous territory Thursday after police arrested a dozen people on a range of offenses in connection with protests earlier this week. Most of the arrests were related to the disruption of celebrations marking the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, while one was tied to the storming of the legislative building — which is out of commission for three months due to the damages.

    How else are things heating up? A diplomatic spat is developing between China and the U.K. after London summoned Beijing’s envoy over his recent remarks suggesting Britain meddled in Hong Kong’s affairs.

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