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Chinese President Xi Jinping is supposed to hit Hong Kong on Thursday, sparking a massive security hard work ahead of the city’s 25th anniversary of its handover to communist China.
After a political crackdown that dismantled a democracy movement and crushed dissent, government leaders have been forced into a closed-loop system, parts of the city have been shut down, and multiple journalists have been barred from Friday events that will highlight the Communist Party’s control over the city.
The trip will be Xi’s first outside of mainland China since the Covid-19 pandemic began, and he is supposed to make showings in Hong Kong on Thursday and Friday.
According to local media, the Chinese leader will probably spend the night in neighboring Shenzhen on the mainland.

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Those entering Xi’s orbit during the trip, such as the highest-ranking government officials, have been ordered to limit their social contacts, submit to daily PCR tests, and stay in a quarantine hotel in the days preceding the visit.

“To be safe, I think it is worthwhile to go into closed-loop arrangements if we are going to meet the crucially important leader and other leaders in close quarters,” veteran pro-Beijing politician Regina Ip told AFP.

Authorities have made at least nine arrests in the last week to remove any potential source of humiliation for Xi during his visit to the city.
After speaking with volunteers associated with the League of Social Democrats, one of Hong Kong’s few residual opposition groups, the League of Social Democrats announced that it will not demonstrate on July 1.

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In addition, Hong Kong’s top polling organisation announced that it would postpone the release of the results of a survey of government popularity “in response to recommendations from relevant government departments after there own risk assessment.”

Every year, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents take to the streets in peaceful rallies to commemorate the July 1 handover anniversary.
However, mass gatherings in Hong Kong have essentially vanished in recent years as a result of a combination of coronavirus restrictions and a security crackdown aimed at eliminating any popular opposition to China’s unyielding rule over the territory.

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