BREAKING: Tension Boils Over in Hong Kong amid Xi Visit - The News Lens International (press release)

Tension boiled over in Hong Kong this morning as an attempted protest march by democracy activists was shut down after clashes with pro-Beijing groups. Activists, including Joshua Wong and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, had gathered in Wan Chai at 7:00 ...

Tight security in Hong Kong as Xi leads celebrations - Geo News, Pakistan

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 down large ...

'ONE GULP OF SUGAR, ONE GULP OF SH*T': CHINESE WAYS OF EMPIRE, THEN AND NOW - Malaysia Chronicle

This July 1 marks 20 years since Britain handed Hong Kong back to China, under special arrangements to protect the city's distinctiveness and autonomy. In 30 more years, Hong Kong will fully revert to the mainland. Much could happen between now and ...

Hong Kong: From Britain to China and Beyond - CGTN America (blog)

People hold China's national flags in Central district of Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 29, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the 20th ...

HK20: Joshua Wong – Beijing has shown it will do anything to suppress Hong Kong democracy - Hong Kong Free Press

Three years ago, the Umbrella Movement blossomed in Hong Kong. Civil society insisted on the principles of peace and nonviolence, and exercised civil disobedience, occupying the streets of Hong Kong. While asking for the Beijing government to keep its ...

Why Hong Kong port has little chance of regaining top spot - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong has lived with loosing the crown of the world's busiest port since 2005. And there is little hope of ever regaining that top spot as rivals in China become bigger and better. SCMP Today: HK Edition. Get updates direct to your inbox. E-mail *.

President Xi attends gala show for HK's 20th return anniversary - Global Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front), also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, steps onto the stage and sings in chorus the song "Ode to the Motherland" with the ...

China President Xi Swears in New Hong Kong Leader - U.S. News & World Report

Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam waves as she arrives for a flag raising ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Reuters. HONG KONG ...

Flags Raised Marking Hong Kong Handover's 20th Anniversary - U.S. News & World Report

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, attend the grand variety show as part of a ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) The Associated Press.

Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule amid tight security and protests - The Straits Times

HONG KONG - The flags of China and Hong Kong were raised during a ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong on Saturday (July 1) morning as the territory marks the 20th anniversary of its return to China from British rule. A massive security ...

China flexes military muscle in Hong Kong during Xi's visit - Asahi Shimbun

Photo/Illutration Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the People's Liberation Army soldiers at a camp in Hong Kong on June 30. (AP Photo). HONG KONG--President Xi Jinping inspected troops based in Hong Kong on Friday as he asserted China's ...

China's flag rises 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 rose over Hong Kong Saturday as the city marks two decades of Chinese rule. China's President Xi Jinping will swear in new Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in a formal ...

Xi Jinping's rallying cry to Hong Kong: Believe in yourselves, your city and your country - South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping has appealed to Hongkongers to believe in themselves, their city and their country, acknowledging many problems but promising support to overcome them and unwavering determination to uphold the “one country, two systems” policy.

China's first lady makes a splash in tense HK visit - The News International

HONG KONG: Xi Jinping's every word is being closely watched during his first visit to politically divided Hong Kong as China's leader, but his wife is stealing some of the spotlight in a soft power push by Beijing. First lady Peng Liyuan has made ...

Xi pledges firm commitment to 'one country, two systems' - ecns

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a welcome dinner hosted by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang). President Xi Jinping reiterated the central ...

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 ...

Xi inspects PLA garrison in Hong Kong - Pakistan Observer

President Xi Jinping on Friday inspected the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), ordering the troops to “firmly safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.” Xi, also general ...

Russia, China, US could pool efforts to tackle global problems: Lavrov - India.com

Moscow, July 1 (IANS) , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia, China and the US are able to come to terms on cooperation in addressing international problems. By IANS Feeds | Published: July 1, 2017 4:41 AM IST Email. 0 Shares.

China rips up Hong Kong deal 20 years on - 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, ...