Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as mass protests expected

Hong Kong (CNN)China’s President Xi Jinping highlighted his dedication to “one nation, 2 systems” as he got here in Hong Kong to mark twenty years of Chinese guideline in the previous British area.

“For the previous 20 years, Hong Kong has constantly had the strong support of the main federal government,” Xi stated as he dealt with crowds at the city’s airport.
It’s Xi’s very first see to the Chinese unique administrative area, and one that is anticipated by dogged by demonstrations and a big yearly pro-democracy rally to mark the day when Hong Kong was turned over to Chinese guideline.

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  • From the tarmac, Xi motivated Hong Kongers to”anticipate the future, ensuring’one nation, 2 systems’can work efficiently and continue,”describing the concept by which Hong Kong keeps minimal autonomy and flexibilities.
    Xi stated the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from the UK to China on July 1 is a big occasion”for the nation, and for Hong Kong. “

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    Huge banners have actually been positioned over the highway Xi will require to the city, inviting him for his “main examination” and commemorating “20 years of Hong Kong’s go back to the motherland.”
    Chinese and Hong Kong flags have actually likewise been hung from structures and windows, though critics of Beijing have actually taken madly to social networks to knock the screens.
    Protesters have actually stated they will target Xi at all of his engagements, though it stays to be seen how close they will have the ability to get to the Chinese leader.
    Late Wednesday, 2 lots activists, consisting of previous “Umbrella Movement” leader Joshua Wong were jailed after they stormed a public square where Xi will appear later on today .
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