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Chinese president swears in new Hong Kong leader amid protests

Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong's new leader, Carrie Lam, on Saturday as the former British colony marked the 20th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule amid scattered protests.

Security was tight at the same harbor-front venue where two decades earlier, the last...read more.

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