Xi Reiterates Support For Hong Kong Leader
China’s President Xi Jinping has told embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the central government has a high degree of confidence in her and fully recognizes the work by her and her team.
Xi told lam in Shanghai that stopping violence and chaos, and restoring order continue to be the top priorities for Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy protesters are campaigning against what they see as Chinese meddling with the freedoms promised when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. China denies doing so, and has blamed western countries for stirring up trouble.
The Chinese President said the Hong Kong government had done a lot of hard work to control the situation and improve sentiment in society.