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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 »

Can Carrie Lam make Hong Kong a green hub? - eco-business.com

Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam has vowed to push ahead with an ambitious raft of green finance and sustainability initiatives, but as she takes office on July 1, experts say that there are many challenges she must overcome to deliver on this promise.and more »

The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover - The Diplomat

July 1 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to the People's Republic of China. After two decades under Chinese sovereignty, Hong Kong's political system is showing cracks. Yet a political reform process intended to give ...and more »

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

“The identity of Hong Kong ... everything will disappear” Anthony Chan. “One country, two systems is now gone.” Fenella Sung. “Look at Hong Kong ... it's a shell of what it was.” Geoffrey Ho. “Mr 689 ... He broke the system, the values of Hong Kong ...and more »

Annual July 1 pro-democracy march in Hong Kong draws record low turnout: police - South China Morning Post

The July 1 anti-government march on Saturday saw its size shrink by almost half to a two-year low of about 60,000, with organisers blaming the low turnout on perceived aggressive tactics by police towards protesters in recent years and heavy rain ...and more »

Xi Jinping warns of 'red line' as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule - CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) China's President Xi Jinping has warned that any efforts in Hong Kong "to challenge the power" of Beijing are "absolutely impermissible," as the former British colony marked 20 years of Chinese rule Saturday. "Any attempt to endanger ...and more »

Xi expresses confidence in new HK chief executive - Xinhua

HONG KONG, July 1 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping Saturday expressed confidence in the new chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) leading the Asian financial hub to achieve new development. In their meeting shortly ...and more »

Xi inspects key infrastructure projects in HK - Xinhua

HONG KONG, July 1 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping Saturday inspected major infrastructure projects in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), urging more efforts to keep and improve its competitiveness. Xi inspected the construction site ...and more »

Full Text: Xi's speech at meeting marking HK's 20th return anniversary, inaugural ceremony of 5th-term HKSAR gov't - Xinhua

HONG KONG, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday delivered a speech at the meeting 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 ...and more »

The changing face of Hong Kong as it races full speed ahead - South China Morning Post

Take a quick glance at Hong Kong's famous skyline and you'd be forgiven for thinking that little has changed over the past two decades. But the city's landscape has morphed in a number of ways: skyscrapers have shot up, new developments have stretched ...and more »