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Hong Kong cancels Chinese New Year celebrations
Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some main events and banned sale of items with any political messages.
People in Hong Kong are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some of the main events.
They have also banned the sale of items with any political messages.
But that is unlikely to stop some people.
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