In this issue: COMMENT "The Party and the People", by Evan Osnos: The crisis in Hong Kong. THE TALK OF THE TOWN "Second Act", by Reeves Wiedeman: A former secret service agent’s new role. "Ukulele Days", by Tad Friend: An actor’s ukulele kept him sane during a difficult film-shoot. THE FINANCIAL PAGE "Climate Trades", by James Surowiecki: How wealthy countries can help reduce pollution coming from the developing-world. LETTER FROM CAIRO "Tales of the Trash", by Peter Hessler: A neighborhood garbageman explains modern Egypt. ANNALS OF IMMIGRATION "The Kitchen Network", by Lauren Hilgers: America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Dangerous Words", by David Denby: Reviews of Men, Women & Children and Kill the Messenger.