Pandemic, politics lead to closure of storied Hong Kong bar

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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