Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China - BBC News

Thousands of police have been deployed in Hong Kong as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain with a series of lavish events. China's President Xi Jinping will join celebrations on Saturday, including a flag-raising ...

Hong Kong was supposed to be a world financial capital in a communist system. Contradiction? - Los Angeles Times

From the beginning, the idea that capitalist Hong Kong could remain a thriving, prosperous city under Communist China may have been a tale doomed to an unhappy ending. But as this city marks the 20th anniversary of its return to China's control after ...

Masked activists document Hong Kong's fading history - The Independent

Atop Hong Kong's tallest peak blanketed in clouds, three masked urban explorers step back in time as they slip through a wire mesh fence and march towards an abandoned army barracks from the British colonial era. Twenty years after Britain returned ...

20 years on, Beijing rips up deal over Hong Kong - The Times (subscription)

China has ripped up a 50-year treaty signed by Britain to protect the rights of Hong Kong — on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the territory. The Times report on the handover. The Chinese foreign ministry said that the Basic Law, ...

Xi asserts his power in Hong Kong - The Asian Age

China says 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the city no longer has any practical significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects Hong Kong Garrison's PLA at the Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong. (Photo: AP). Hong Kong: Chinese President Xi ...

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's flag to rise over Hong Kong as city marks 20 years of Chinese rule - CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) The red and yellow standard of the People's Republic of China is set to rise over Hong Kong Saturday as the city marks two decades of Chinese rule. China's President Xi Jinping is due to attendance a formal ceremony next to Victoria ...

China's Xi says Hong Kong's 'one country, two system' formula faces 'new challenges' - Free Malaysia Today

Xi added these issues should be handled correctly and analyzed rationally, and that he remained confident in the city. xi HONG KONG: Chinese President Xi Jinping said there have been “new issues” and “new challenges” in Hong Kong's implementation of ...

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: 30.06.2017; Pulse News Agency International By AFP. Print; eMail.

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 ...