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Xi draws "red line" for handling mainland-HK relations - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes remarks at a gathering celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the fifth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Hong Kong ...and more »

Xi Delivers Tough Speech on Hong Kong, as Protests Mark Handover Anniversary - New York Times

HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China delivered a tough speech Saturday at the end of a three-day visit to the semiautonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong, warning against politicizing disputes or challenging the authority of the central government ...and more »

20 years after handover, has the Hong Kong experiment failed? From Vancouver, it can look that way - South China Morning Post

Twenty years after the Hong Kong handover, the mood in Vancouver is far from celebratory for some of the city's dwindling population of HK-born residents. Is their decidedly grim view across the Pacific clouded by a subconscious effort to reinforce the ...and more »

Experts, scholars laud Xi's speech marking Hong Kong's 20th return anniversary - Xinhua

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Overseas experts and scholars have lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, highlighting the concept of "One Country, Two Systems" as a guarantee for Hong Kong ...and more »

"One country, two systems" ensures Hong Kong's prosperity: Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor - Xinhua

HONG KONG, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The "one country, two systems" principle has maintained Hong Kong's prosperity and stability over the last 20 years, said Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's new chief executive, in an interview with Xinhua on Saturday. Since ...and more »

Xi Jinping Warns Hong Kong on Separatism as Marchers Call for Greater Autonomy - TIME

Mere hours after visiting Chinese president Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong to reject separatism in a farewell speech here Saturday, defiant marchers demanded greater political freedom from China and even outright independence. Pro-independence banners, as ...and more »

Full text of President Xi Jinping's speech on 'one country, two systems' and how China rules Hong Kong - South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on Saturday July 1, after he inaugurated the new Hong Kong administration led by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the first woman to lead the city. He issued the ...and more »

Mainland carrier Liaoning and battle group enters Taiwan Strait - South China Morning Post

A flotilla led by the mainland's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has entered the Taiwan Strait en route to Hong Kong in a symbolic show of strength amid worsening relations between Beijing and Taipei. Taiwan's military said it immediately ...and more »

NYSE special closing bell celebrates 20th Anniversary of HKSAR' s establishment - Xinhua

Steve Barclay (2nd R), Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, rings the ceremonial closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, June 30, 2017. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday marked the ...and more »

Carrie Lam inaugurated as Hong Kong's first female leader - Hong Kong Free Press

Carrie Lam has been sworn-in as Hong Kong's first female chief executive, in a ceremony overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping. carrie lam inauguration. Photo: RTHK screenshot. It is the final day of Xi's first “inspection tour” of the semi ...and more »