Xi Jinping warns of ''red line'' as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule

Hong Kong must not be used as a launchpad to challenge China's authority, President Xi Jinping has said. The warning came as the Chinese leader took part in a series lavish events, including a flag-raising ceremony, marking 20 years since the handover of the territory from Britain to China. After swearing in Hong Kong's new head Carrie Lam, Xi made it clear any move to subvert Beijing's power in the former colony would cross a red line. "Any attempt to endanger China's sovereignty...

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