Hongkongers watch Chinese President Xi Jinping deliver his opening speech for the Communist Party’s 20th congress. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hongkongers watch Chinese President Xi Jinping deliver his opening speech for the Communist Party’s 20th congress. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

President Xi Jinping emphasises Hong Kong’s critical role as he maps out China’s direction, stresses need to safeguard national security, attract talent

  • Xi Jinping pledges support for greater integration of Hong Kong, Macau into national development plans in opening speech for Communist Party’s 20th congress
  • President calls city’s ‘one country, two systems’ governing principle ‘a great innovation of socialism with Chinese characteristics’, says it must be adhered to over long term

Hongkongers watch Chinese President Xi Jinping deliver his opening speech for the Communist Party’s 20th congress. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hongkongers watch Chinese President Xi Jinping deliver his opening speech for the Communist Party’s 20th congress. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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