Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong for 20th anniversary
The Chinese president has arrived in Hong Kong to mark the twentieth anniversary of its handover from Britain to Beijing.
Xi Jinping arrived amid a massive security operation across the city ahead of celebrations to mark Saturday’s (July 1) occasion and pro-independence and pro-democracy protests.
Britain returned Hong Kong to Beijing rule in 1997 under a formula of “one country, two systems” which guarantees wide-ranging autonomy and judicial independence not seen in mainland China.
Many young people have condemned what they see as increasing Beijing influence stifling dissent and civil liberties.
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