China's Xi hails Hong Kong election, says situation improved from 'chaos'

China's Xi hails Hong Kong election, says situation improved from 'chaos'
China's Xi hails Hong Kong election, says situation improved from 'chaos' Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
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BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday the situation in Hong Kong had improved in the past year from "chaos," and hailed recent legislative elections in the city as a manifestation of the people's democratic rights.

Xi's remarks, carried by state media, were made during a meeting in Beijing with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

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