China President, Xi Jinping arrived in the city of Hong Kong on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the region independence from Britain.
The visit will be President Xi first visit to the city in over five years, following the pro-democracy mass protest pandemonium that incapacitated the city, before Beijing crushed friction by enabling a full draconian security law, that reform every aspect of the city from any sudden uproar.
The short trip will be the first time President Xi traveled outside the Chinese mainland in nearly two years and half. According to local media reports, President Xi arrived in Hong Kong by high-speed rail, and was welcomed by large mass of people waving flag in cheer for him.
The welcome ceremony was brief as the President face was filled with happiness, in a short speech delivered by Mr Xi, he said “Throughout these five years, I never stopped caring about and missing Hong Kong. My heart, the central government’s heart, is with the people of Hong Kong.” Reported WSJ.
According to reports in local media, President Xi is expected to attend a gathering at the official residence of outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam in the evening, and will return to the mainland.
Since the rise of Covid-19 cases in China which the country was struck by the most, President Xi is having the opportunity to travelled round the country in a bid to firmly hold onto the “One Chinese United Policy”