Bloomberg Politics – China’s Xi Tries Soft Touch on First Day in Divided Hong Kong

A heavy police and protester presence greeted the president, who hadn’t visited Hong Kong in almost 10 years, then as vice president. Hong Kong has recently been rocked by turbulence and heavy losses on its stock exchange.

June 29, 2017

‘President Xi Jinping sought to reassure a divided Hong Kong of China’s continued support for the former British colony, as pro-democracy protesters struggled to be heard behind road blocks and police lines.

The president, who began a three-day visit to mark 20 years of Chinese rule Thursday, said that Beijing considered the “one country, two systems” framework that underpins Hong Kong’s autonomy a success.’

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