Chinese leader Xi visits gambling hub Macau as nearby Hong Kong seethes

Chinese leader Xi visits gambling hub Macau as nearby Hong Kong seethesMACAU/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau on Wednesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, and is expected to announce economic perks as a reward for its stability and loyalty as protests rock nearby Hong Kong. Security was tight in the gambling hub, especially for people arriving from Hong Kong. “We will join hands to draw the blueprint for Macao’s future development,” Xi said after arriving at Macau’s airport, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.



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