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Xi Jinping asserts his power on Hong Kong’s handover anniversary

Chinese president Xi Jinping swore in John Lee as Hong Kong’s new chief executive on Friday, marking a new era of antidemocratic governance in the city once known as China’s economic gateway to the West. Friday was also the 25th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s agreement to return...
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China’s Xi Jinping says Hong Kong ‘risen from the ashes’ amid crackdown on dissent

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule, saying the city had “risen from the ashes” under a draconian national security law that left former opposition lawmakers under house arrest and journalists shut out of official events.
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Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong to mark China's "comprehensive jurisdiction" 25 years after U.K. handover

Hong Kong — China's leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return in a speech Friday emphasizing Beijing's comprehensive control over the once-British colony under his vision of the "one country, two systems" framework — countering criticism that the political and civic freedoms promised for the next quarter-century have been all but erased under Chinese rule.
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Xi Jinping calls Hong Kong ‘important bridge and window’ that made ‘irreplaceable contributions’ to China

Chinese president Xi Jinping hailed Beijing’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance for Hong Kong during the 25th anniversary celebrations of the city’s handover from Britain.During his first trip to non-mainland China, Mr Xi led the celebrations on Friday following the swearing-in ceremony of the city’s new leader John Lee.Hong Kong, a former British colony, was returned to China on 1 July 1997, with Beijing promising wide-ranging autonomy, unfettered individual rights and judicial independence at least until 2047.Critics have accused Mr Xi of ruling Hong Kong with an iron fist by throttling dissent and imposing the draconian national...
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China’s Xi Jinping counters criticisms on 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return with a speech Friday that emphasized Beijing’s control over the former British colony under its vision of “one country, two systems” – countering criticism that the political and civic freedoms promised for the next quarter-century have been largely erased under Chinese rule.
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