Hong Kong: ‘Stay loyal’ and keep freedoms
17 January 2020 | 7:08 am
The region's chief executive says the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement could continue if the city shows loyalty to Beijing. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have been ongoing for over six months.
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