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HONG KONG MARKS HOLIDAY WITH MIXED EMOTIONS

Patriotism and indifference were both on display Wednesday when Hong Kong joined the rest of China in celebrating Chinese National Day for the first time.

Three months after Britain returned the territory to China, many residents still feel ambivalent about their new rulers.

"I grew up learning Hong Kong's flag was the Union Jack, and I resisted the Chinese flag before," said Andy Ng, who brought his 11-year-old son to an early morning flag-raising ceremony. "I took my son here to learn how to love his country and his national flag."

This was the first year that Hong Kong officially observed National Day, the anniversary of the establishment of the Communist-ruled People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949.

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