As China clamps down on its civil and political rights, Hong Kong is finding solace and hope in its best-ever Olympic showing.
By Hannah Beech
TOKYO — The light red flag with the five-petaled bauhinia flower does not represent a country. But Hong Kong, the Chinese territory where political and civil rights have been battered in recent months, is enjoying its strongest-ever showing at the Tokyo Olympics, capturing gold in fencing and two silvers in swimming.
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