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Violent clashes erupt in Hong Kong as new leader Carrie Lam is sworn in -

Lam became the semi-autonomous Chinese region's chief executive in a ceremony presided over by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is detained by police as he takes part in a protest demanding the release of Chinese Nobel ...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 »

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 »

Why Hong Kong was glad to see the back of 'white coolies' - South China Morning Post

Late on the morning of Hong Kong's first day under Chinese rule, following an evening of fireworks, pageantry and a torrential downpour, the streets were strangely quiet when I wandered out of my MacDonnnell Road apartment looking for a cab. It was ...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 »

New Hong Kong chief executive sworn in - Xinhua

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (L) is sworn in as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region before Chinese President Xi Jinping, who oversees the swearing-in ceremony, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, south ...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 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 government's ...and more »