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Xi to meet Hong Kong leader on December 16 - report

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam later this month as protests in the Chinese administrative region continue, HKTV reported on Tuesday citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the meeting will take place on Monday, December 16 in Beijing.

China has stated it "firmly supports" Lam amid the anti-government protests in Hong Kong and slammed the United States for passing a bill backing the demonstrators. The Chinese government also stressed that the special administrative region's judiciary has Beijing's support to "punish rioters" according to the law.

Breaking the News / NP