Hong Kong releases 26 arrested ahead of visit by China leader - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

FILE PHOTO - Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (4th R) chants slogans in front of the Golden Bauhinia sculpture during a protest to demand full democracy ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover from Britain to China, in Hong Kong, China June 28, ...

Why a Melbourne uni graduate will be protesting on Hong Kong's streets today - The Sydney Morning Herald

Hong Kong: Former Melbourne university student Avery Ng Man Yuen was detained in a police station for 28 hours as Chinese president Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong this week. When he was finally released, "thugs" trailed him home, followed him to ...

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant' - ABS-CBN News

In the midst of celebrations marking 20 years since Britain returned Hong Kong to China, Beijing declared that the document which initiated the handover "is no longer relevant." The remarks on Friday came a day after UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson ...

Chinese envoy to Ankara: Sino-Turkish ties getting stronger - Daily Sabah

Chinese ambassador to Ankara Yu Hongyang said that bilateral cooperation in many areas between Turkey and China is increasing rapidly. Speaking at an event in Ankara late on Thursday held for the 20th anniversary of the former British colony Hong ...

The Edge - Bonner County Daily Bee

Today is Friday, June 30, the 181st day of 2017. There are 184 days left in the year. Today in history. On June 30, 1997, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House in Hong Kong as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to ...

HK, as part of China, must keep its eyes on the future - The Straits Times

While Hong Kong did not adapt well to the global rise of China and the game-changing tech revolution, there are now opportunities to catch up - through the Greater Bay Area development and the Belt and Road plan. The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's ...

Sino-British declaration 'not binding' - The Straits Times

BEIJING • China said yesterday that the joint declaration with Britain over Hong Kong, which laid the blueprint over how the city would be ruled after its return to China in 1997, was a historical document that no longer had any practical significance ...

Believe in the motherland, Xi urges HK - The Straits Times

HONG KONG • Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the people of Hong Kong to believe in the motherland and its strong support for them, saying that China has made great strides forward since undertaking reform and opening up. At a banquet on the eve ...

Xi Jinping sees new challenges for 'one country, two systems' - The Straits Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspecting the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Hong Kong yesterday. Mr Xi will attend the investiture of new Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her government today.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY. Published.

China ensures 'far reaching' autonomy. - Sky News Australia

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will work to ensure a 'far-reaching future' for Hong Kong's autonomy, but he faces a divided city with protesters angered by Beijing's perceived interference as it marks 20 years of Chinese rule. Britain returned ...

Xi Jinping sees 'new challenges' in Hong Kong - Gulf Times

China's President Xi Jinping waves at the end of a variety show in Hong Kong. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, said yesterday the city's “one ...

Xi Jinping : China says Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant' - Pulse Nigeria

In the midst of celebrations marking 20 years since Britain returned Hong Kong to China, Beijing declared that the document which initiated the handover "is no longer relevant." Published: 8 minutes ago , Refreshed: 5 minutes ago; Pulse News Agency ...

Tight security in Hong Kong as Xi leads celebrations - Daily Times

HONG KONG: Tight security contained protesters in Hong Kong Friday night as China's President Xi Jinping led lavish celebrations to mark 20 years since the politically divided city was handed back to China by Britain. A huge security operation has shut ...

Massive military parade for Xi in Hong Kong - The Tribune

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the People's Liberation Army of the Hong Kong Garrison at the Shek Kong Barracks . AP/PTI. Hong Kong, June 30. Tanks, missile launchers and chanting troops greeted President Xi Jinping in a potent display of ...

Russia, China, US could pool efforts to tackle global problems: Russian FM - Xinhua

Combo photo shows that Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) delivers a speech during an awarding ceremony in Moscow, Russia on Nov. 4, 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping (M) speaks at a welcome dinner hosted by the government of the Hong Kong ...

Hong Kong and China: How Beijing Benefits From the Former British Colony 20 Years On - Newsweek

On July 1, 20 years ago, the United Kingdom handed rule of Hong Kong—a British colony for 150 years—to China. Today, Hong Kong operates under the One Country, Two Systems principle, which means it is part of China, but has its own government, and is ...

China's President Xi inspects 'hard-working comrades' at Hong Kong garrison - The Guam Daily Post

MILITARY PARADE: Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects troops at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China, June 30.

Xi sees 'challenges' in Hong Kong - Nagaland Post

Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, said on Friday the city's “one country, two systems” formula faces “new challenges” as pro-democracy campaigners ramped up their protests. Xi's ...

Xi pledges firm commitment to "one country, two systems" - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a welcome dinner hosted by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang). HONG KONG, June 30 (Xinhua) -- President Xi ...

China Says Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong Is Void - The Diplomat

On the Hong Kong handover 20th anniversary, China's Foreign Ministry says the document is no longer legally binding. By DD Wu for The Diplomat. July 01, 2017. China will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover on July 1, and Chinese ...