Key events that have shaped Hong Kong since the 1997 handover

July 1, 2022, marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China after 156 years of British colonial rule. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Hong Kong on Friday (July 1) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its return to China from British colonial administration. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a two-day visit in Hong Kong to mark the occasion - his first trip to the territory since 2017. 

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