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

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By Reuters
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

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.