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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Lee meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee met with Chinese president Xi Jinping to deliver a report on the city’s COVID controls and economic situation. It was Lee’s first official visit to Beijing since he took office on July 1. Lee met Xi last month in Thailand during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Xi last publicly spoke on Hong Kong issues when he visited the city mid-year to mark the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Xi then urged Hong Kong to focus on shoring up its economy. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Hong Kong’s leader the city needs to further integrate with the mainland’s development plans and consolidate its role as an international hub. Beijing fully supports Lee and his administration’s efforts to respond to society’s concerns, kickstart the economy, and resolve the city’s problems.


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