Chinese president touches down as Hong Kong braces for mass protests

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Xi Jinping tells reporters he wants to ‘map out the future’ on three-day trip that coincides with 20th anniversary of handover by British

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has vowed to bring “new glory” to Hong Kong at the start of a highly sensitive three-day tour of the former British colony designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its return to China.

In a brief speech after landing at Hong Kong’s international airport on Thursday morning, the Communist party chief said he had come to “map out the future” of this semi-autonomous city of 7.3 million citizens.

Right across this celebratory skyscraper, we sit peacefully to tell the world: There’s nothing to celebrate. #HongKong is dying. pic.twitter.com/SW9dkNSia0

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