China’s Xi says Hong Kong is moving ‘from chaos to governance’


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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive John Lee at the swearing-in ceremony on July 1, 2022. Xi, in his first trip outside the mainland since Covid struck, presided over the ceremony. Justin Chin | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday laid out a future for Hong Kong, embedded firmly within the goals of the central government on the mainland. “Now Hong Kong is at a new stage of moving from chaos to governance, and then from governance to greater prosperity,” Xi said at the swearing-in ceremony of Hong Kong’s new...