Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, Xi Jinping says on rare visit

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, as he arrived in the former British colony to celebrate 25 years since its return to Chinese rule. Xi will swear in the global financial hub’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday during his first … Read more

Hong Kong on high alert as Xi Jinping visit expected for handover

HONG KONG: Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hong Kong Thursday, prompting a massive security effort ahead of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover to communist China. Government leaders have been forced into a closed-loop system, parts of the city shut down, and multiple journalists barred from Friday events that … Read more