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Hong Kong Newspaper Director Halts Press, Tampers With Headline

The changed Ming Pao headline: “Hundreds practice for occupation movement, police clears scene by physically removing people.” (Courtesy of RTHK)
The changed Ming Pao headline: “Hundreds practice for occupation movement, police clears scene by physically removing people.” (Courtesy of RTHK)

HONG KONG—Both censored and uncensored copies of the Ming Pao newspaper circulated in Hong Kong on July 2 after the editorial director altered the front...

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