Hong Kong Leader Says the City’s Semiautonomy Can Endure Beyond the 2047 Deadline

Jan 16, 2020 - Time Magazine

(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says the ”one country, two systems” framework under which the city enjoys freedoms unknown in China could continue after 2047 deadline if loyalty to Beijing is upheld.

Lam’s comments Thursday at the Legislative Council appeared to be an appeal to those in the city who see Beijing as tightening its control over the semi-autonomous territory’s civic, economic and political life.

Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese ru...