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Is Hong Kong safe?

Despite the teargas tango, it's a crying shame that travellers have fled. Some incredible deals may yet tempt many back

Expect slashed prices, free breakfasts, no cash down, and no cancellation fees - a buffet of hitherto unavailable options at rates starting from US$45 for decent four-star digs even on the Island.

HONG KONG is at a crossroads as a new generation struggles to come to terms with the "One Country Two Systems" concept that has curiously underpinned this dynamic city since the handover to China in July 1997.

It has brought teargas, tension, tears and confusion. The city has been flagged...