After consolidating its power over Hong Kong, Beijing has used the festivities marking the 25th handover anniversary from British rule to laud the city's "rebirth." Many Hong Kongers do not feel like celebrating.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Hong Kong to celebrate 25 years of the former British colony's handover to Beijing amid heightened security and a clampdown on pro-democracy protests.
It's the first time Xi has made a trip outside mainland China since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit is expected to showcase Beijing's control over Hong Kong after a political crackdown crushed dissent.