June 21 -- The Washington Post
HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has always known the importance of keeping Beijing happy.
Speaking last October, on the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Lam passionately called for “national unity” between the former British colony and the mainland.
She stressed that Hong Kong and China are “one country” — de-emphasizing the “two systems” framework that guarantees her territory significant autonomy. She went on to reference the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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