On Thursday, head of state Xi Jinping praised the “one country, two systems” concept as a success and described it as “vibrant”. The statement came during a greeting to the city’s citizens shortly after he arrived for the celebrations of the return to China on Friday (China.Table reported). It is the first time Xi has visited Hong Kong since 2017 and the first time he has left Mainland China since the pandemic broke out. Together with his wife Peng Liyuan, he crossed the border via a high-speed train from Shenzhen.
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