In Hong Kong, Xi says ‘one country, two systems’ is here to stay

By Meg Shen and James Pomfret

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  • Summary
  • Companies
  • Xi says Hong Kong to maintain “one country, two systems”
  • Critics say Beijing has curtailed city’s autonomy
  • New leader John Lee sworn in; replaces Carrie Lam

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after swearing in the city’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday.

Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, with Beijing promising wide-ranging autonomy, unfettered individual rights and judicial independence at least until 2047.

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