China’s Xi Jinping Says Hong Kong’s Loyalty to Beijing Will Ensure Prosperous Future

HONG KONG—A quarter of a century has passed since Beijing regained control of this former British colony, the Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged Hong Kong to show more patriotic fervor and rally behind its vision of a strong and unified China as it prepares to extend its rule.

In a speech Friday concluding a two-day visit to Hong Kong, Xi said the Asian financial hub was once again poised to prosper after Beijing imposed sweeping policy changes to sweep away social unrest that periodically plagued the country. city ​​since being handed over to Hong Kong. China in 1997. The main guarantors of Hong Kong’s future, he said, are a shared love for the Chinese motherland and loyalty to Communist Party rule.


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