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Jul 01, 2022 08:03 PM
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Xi Stresses Hong Kong Must Be Governed by ‘Patriots’ as City’s New Chief Sworn In

President Xi Jinping administers the oath of office for Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee, during the swearing-in ceremony for the city's new leader and government Friday morning. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping administers the oath of office for Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee, during the swearing-in ceremony for the city's new leader and government Friday morning. Photo: Xinhua

A swearing-in ceremony for Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee, and his cabinet took place Friday, the 25th anniversary of the territory’s return to China.

Lee, a former security chief, took his oath of office in front of President Xi Jinping, on his first trip outside the Chinese mainland since the Covid-19 pandemic began two-and-a-half years ago.

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