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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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

A ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Britain's handover of the city to China. President Xi Jinping of China cautioned in a speech that “making everything political or deliberately creating differences ...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 »

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

On June 29, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee, also President of the PRC (People's Republic of China) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, arrived in Hong Kong and delivered a glowing ...and more »

China attacks Boris Johnson for 'incorrect remarks' about Hong Kong - The Independent

China criticised Boris Johnson's "incorrect" stance after he called for Hong Kong to make more progress towards democracy ahead of the 20th anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese authority. The Foreign Secretary sparked anger in ...and more »

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

On July 1st, when the summer flowers are in full bloom, President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the celebration of the 20th ...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 »

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 »