Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms

Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised unease among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend. Many in the semiautonomous Chinese territory worry the freedoms they enjoy under a "one-country, two-systems" framework are eroding, as both governments use carrots and sticks to draw Hong Kong into China's orbit. The former British colony was returned to China in 1997 under the framework, which guarantees it the right to retain its own social, legal and political systems for 50 years.

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