HK leader sworn in amid protests
2 July, 2017, 12:00 am
HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong’s new leader, Carrie Lam, on Saturday as the former British colony marked the 20th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule amid scattered protests.
Security was tight at the same harbour-front venue where two decades earlier,
the last colonial governor, Chris Patten, tearfully handed back Hong Kong to Chinese rule at a rain-soaked ceremony.