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China’s Xi to Visit Hong Kong for July 1 Anniversary, Police Say

  • City will shut down streets, MTRs near Xi and ban all drones
  • Chinese leader’s visit comes despite a surge in Covid cases
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China’s Xi Plans Hong Kong Anniversary Visit, Police Say
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Hong Kong confirmed President Xi Jinping will attend events marking the 25th anniversary of Chinese rule in person, ending weeks of speculation over his plans as the financial hub sees rising Covid cases. 

Roads and some public transport facilities, such as MTR stations, will be closed in areas where Xi is expected, and drones will be banned across the city, “when our president visits Hong Kong,” the city’s police said at a Tuesday press briefing outlining security measures.