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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 »

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 »

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's HK Visit ③: Make "Pearl of Orient" More Brilliant - Xinhua

By Zhang Maorong, researcher of the International Economics Department, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations; cartoon drawing by Liao Tingting. On July 1st, when the summer flowers are in full bloom, President Xi Jinping, also ...and more »

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's HK Visit②: Solicitude warms up Hong Kong - Xinhua

By Han Xu, Director of Institute of Political Science and Political System, Chinese Academy of Social Science; Cartoon drawing by Liao Tingting. On June 29, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee, also ...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 »

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

NEW YOKR, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday marked the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with a special closing bell ringing ceremony. Witnessed by many ...and more »

Hong Kong's 20 years under Chinese rule – A failed project? - Deutsche Welle

Twenty years ago, on July 1, many experts thought it was possible that Hong Kong could be a positive political influence on mainland China. "What if Hong Kong takes over China?" the Economist magazine asked. "China can and should learn from Hong ...and more »

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets outgoing Hong Kong chief executive - ecns

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with outgoing Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Thursday afternoon. President Xi said the central government fully acknowledges Leung's work during his five-year term of office. Accompanied by Leung ...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 »

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 »