Published on 1 Jul 2017 Sections ,

20 years since Hong Kong handover to China

Asia Correspondent

China’s president Xi Jinping has marked 20 years since Britain’s hand over of Hong Kong – by warning that any activities which threaten Chinese sovereignty or authority are “absolutely impermissible”. President Xi was speaking as Hong Kong’s new leader Carrie Lam was sworn in – there were a few clashes during a protest outside, but biggest pro-democracy demonstrations were held off until after his visit had ended.