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    China has consolidated its grip on Hong Kong by imposing a sweeping national security law and overhauling the electoral system; moves critics say strip the opposition of any space for dissent.

    This week on UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill challenges Hong Kong Legislative Council Member Regina Ip on the principle of “one country, two systems” and the crackdown on basic rights.

    And in the Arena, Shireen Al-Adeimi, an anti-war advocate and assistant professor of education at Michigan State University and Peter Salisbury, a senior analyst for Yemen at the Crisis Group, discuss how hunger is used as a weapon in Yemen.

    00:00 Intro

    01:10 Headliner – Hong Kong

    13:15 Reality Check – The phrase “third world”

    16:12 Arena – Yemen

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