Zhang Dejiang speaks during the welcome banquet hosted by the Hong Kong government. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhang Dejiang speaks during the welcome banquet hosted by the Hong Kong government. Photo: SCMP Pictures

update | You won’t lose your identity: Zhang Dejiang assures Hong Kong it will not be absorbed by mainland China

Visiting state leader talks about localism, independence, and rule of law in a wide-ranging speech, taking a carrot-and-stick approach

Zhang Dejiang speaks during the welcome banquet hosted by the Hong Kong government. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhang Dejiang speaks during the welcome banquet hosted by the Hong Kong government. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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