30 Jun '12, 9pm

Hong Kong marks 15 years under China with new leader

Hong Kong marks 15 years under China with new leader

HONG KONG: Hong Kong installs a new leader and marks 15 years of Chinese rule Sunday, at a time of strong anti-Beijing sentiment after visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao was targeted by angry protesters. Hu is scheduled to inaugurate the city's next chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, and his government at 9:00am (0100 GMT) at a ceremony that will be attended by about 2,300 guests at a harbourfront convention hall. Protesters are planning to march to a flag-raising ceremony to be held in the morning which Hu -- on his last visit to Hong Kong before a key leadership reshuffle in Beijing -- is expected to attend. The Chinese leader is expected to leave the city around noon just before tens of thousands of Hong Kong people take to the streets at an annual rally to demand greater democracy and rail against Beijing's meddling in local affairs. A few dozen protesters tried to ge...

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