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Xi to Attend Hong Kong Anniversary Event, Lee’s Swearing-In

An exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule in Hong Kong on June 22.

An exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule in Hong Kong on June 22.

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President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong to mark the city’s 25th anniversary of Chinese rule, in his first trip to the former British colony since overseeing a sweeping crackdown on its pro-democracy opposition. 

The Chinese president will also attend the swearing-in ceremony of Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday, without providing further details on the visit.