London/Tokyo — Unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing’s proposed national security laws weighed on global shares and oil prices on Wednesday, offsetting optimism about the reopening of the world economy.

Riot police fired pepper pellets on protesters in Hong Kong’s main business district, rekindling concern about the protests seen in 2019 that hit the territory’s economy...

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