Hong Kong marks 25 years since British handover

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China's President Xi Jinping gives a speech following a swearing-in ceremony to inaugurate the city's new government in Hong Kong

China's President Xi Jinping gives a speech following a swearing-in ceremony to inaugurate the city's new government in Hong Kong, July 1, 2022.

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Hong Kong is marking its 25th anniversary since the United Kingdom handed over its administrative control to China as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic and the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in 2019. And, a wildfire is threatening a centuries-old landmark: Peru’s Machu Picchu archaeological site. Plus, The Economist predicts that governments being mired in debt and unable to ease the cost of living will lead to mass protests and violence in countries around the world within the next couple of years.


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