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Xi Visits Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary

Voice of America
30 Jun 2022, 20:06 GMT+10

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong ahead of celebrations marking 25 years since the city was turned over from Britain to China.

Xi arrived by high-speed train on what is believed to be his first trip outside of mainland China since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The July 1 handover anniversary was long marked by protests, but such demonstrations are not expected this year amid high security and the ongoing pandemic.

China has cracked down since mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2019, including the imposition of a sweeping national security law.

Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

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