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Hong Kong marks 21th anniversary of handover to China with flag raising

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 1, 2018 15:17

Hong Kong marks 21th anniversary of handover to China with flag raising

Hong Kong marked the 21st anniversary of handover from British to Chinese rule with a flag raising ceremony on Sunday (July 1).Chief executive Carrie Lam attended the ceremony and asserted that the “one, country, two systems” framework under which the financial hub is governed remains intact under her watch. Lam took over as governor of the former British colony a year ago, pledging at a ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping to be accountable to both Beijing and Hong Kong.Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were expecting tens of thousands of people to attend an annual protest rally on Sunday afternoon to mark the anniversary as tensions simmer over Beijing’s tightening grip.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 1, 2018 15:17

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