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Protesters Arrested as Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Hong Kong

HeadlineJun 30, 2017

In Hong Kong, Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected thousands of People’s Liberation Army soldiers today in the largest military parade the city has seen since Britain handed over control of the territory in 1997. President Xi’s visit came amid a massive security lockdown and after police arrested pro-democracy demonstrators calling for greater autonomy in Hong Kong under the so-called “one country, two systems” policy. Among those arrested was Joshua Wong, who helped lead massive protests three years ago calling for greater political freedom. This is Hong Kong legislator and activist Claudia Mo.

Claudia Mo: “We need this Chinese leader to know that the 'one country, two system' promise has been a sham, a fraud and a cheat. There’s nonstop Beijing interference in Hong Kong’s development, especially in the political development. We’re very, very resentful about not having true democracy.”

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