dglobalnews.com Hong Kong gets its first female chief executive, Lam Cheng sworn
Published: Sun, July 02, 2017
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Hong Kong gets its first female chief executive, Lam Cheng sworn

Hong Kong gets its first female chief executive, Lam Cheng sworn

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech after swearing in new Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (not pictured) during her inauguration ceremony at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Hong Kong, China, 01 July 2017.

Chan is not alone; immigration experts say an approximate 20 percent of emigration from Hong Kong is because of politics - politics influenced by China.

Lam said she will "resolutely do everything" within her ability to implement the "one country, two systems" principle, uphold the Basic Law of the HKSAR and defend the rule of law.

In the Hong Kong Legislative Council election last September, lawmakers who advocated, among other things, independence from China, were elected but later lost their qualifications as lawmakers when China intervened.

Chris Patten, the city's last British colonial governor who presided over the handover in 1997, said that China had been pressuring Hong Kong "in all sort of ways".

Yu also said the Hong Kong Chinese helped bolster the private school system in Vancouver because many had sent their children to similar schools in Hong Kong, and sought them out once they arrived in Vancouver.

"Education on national history and culture needs to be strengthened", Xi said.

Ahead of a flag raising ceremony Sunday, a small group of activists linked to the pro-democracy opposition sought to march on the venue carrying a replica coffin symbolizing the death of the territory's civil liberties.

Police arrested 26 people after they climbed onto a giant flower sculpture that was built to symbolise Hong Kong's reunification with China.

Britain had returned Hong Kong to China in 1997.

The president left Hong Kong after his speech, as protesters prepared to participate in the annual July 1 pro-democracy march. "We the succeeding generation should practice and develop "one country, two systems" with firm resolve", Xi said.

Lau said. "That includes narrowing the gap between rich and poor, and bringing back the prosperity of our working class". "We want to tell Xi that we are not happy, that we are not afraid of him and that we want democracy", he said.

Hong Kong gets its first female chief executive, Lam Cheng sworn

And while there are Hong Kongers who welcome Mr Xi's visit, there are also some who resent the disruption of people's daily life through the elaborate security arrangements.

Hong Kong continues to interact positively with the mainland, said Luo.

Please understand that womenofchina.cn, a non-profit, information-communication website, can not reach every writer before using articles and images. During the protest, several pro-democracy activists were roughed up by police and some were even detained and bundled into police vans.

But although the relationship was initially stable, a number of decisions made by Beijing in recent years suggest that the CCP is trying to increase control over the city, sparking fears of the local population.

"Police just had the intention to collaborate with those patriotic triads", Wong was quoted as saying. "They allowed, if not arranged, those gang [members] to attack us".

"[We are willing to] draw conclusions from the experience, look into the future and to ensure "one country, two systems" is stable and has a far-reaching future."

Observers said Xi's line was tougher than that of two predecessors despite his moderate presentation, while pan-democrats remained sceptical that Beijing could accept regular dialogue with democratic dissenters.

An online video posted by the party on its Twitter account appeared to support their claim.

"All my land has been taken away, and my home was demolished", Jiang said.

After visiting the HKLR, President Xi proceeded to the HKIA Tower.

Reported by Lau Siu-fung and Goh Fung for RFA's Cantonese Service, and by Qiao Long for the Mandarin Service.

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