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Hong Kong crackdown

07.07.07: THERE WAS fresh bloodshed on the streets of Hong Kong today as students marked the 10th anniversary of the former British colony's integration into China with renewed pro-democracy protests.

Seven protesters died and hundreds were wounded as Beijing ordered a crackdown after months of peaceful demonstrations and calls for independence.

In Beijing, there are reports of more factory shutdowns around the country, with urban workers joining the student protests.

This may take the form of power-sharing, stopping short of a full democratic system. As industry grinds to a halt in a number of provinces, there are signs t