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Hong Kong's civil liberties face attacks

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/09/05/hong-kong-political-tensions/2760713/

Hong Kong's quirky status as a city under the authority of Communist China enjoying freedoms inherited from past British rule has long consoled democracy activists who take liberties here they wouldn't dare exercise in mainland China.

But as many feared when the former British possession was turned over to China in 1997, the city has become less welcoming to dissenting voices...