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Pandemic, politics lead to closure of storied Hong Kong bar

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Pandemic, politics lead to closure of storied Hong Kong barNearly 15 years ago, Grace Ma decided to name her bar Club 71, in commemoration of a July 1, 2003 rally where hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers protested a proposed national security law for the semi-autonomous Chinese city. “I took the name Club 71, because somehow it is more hopeful, with half a million Hong Kong people having a demonstration, a rally, to stand for themselves, not to ignore what’s going on in Hong Kong,” said Ma. For Ma, the troubles meant it was time to shutter the business for good.

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