Life in a megacity comes at a high premium. In Hong Kong, the costs of living have exploded in recent years, making life almost unlivable for 1 in 6.
A trio of Hong Kong activists who led the pro-democracy "Umbrella Revolution" walked free after prosecutors demanded jail time. Tensions are high in the former British colony with fears that China's grip is tightening.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters in Wukan after clashes broke out over a series of arrests, Chinese media reports. The village gained fame for rebelling against the government in 2011.
The pro-democracy movement won a few seats in Hong Kong's recent elections. But this will not trigger great change, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
Voters have headed to the polls in Hong Kong to elect the city's Legislative Council. The election is the first major poll since the start of pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong in 2014.
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