China Communist Party anniversary: Hong Kong silenced as Beijing celebrates centenary

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    Cannons roared, bands played and fighter jets soared overhead as thousands of carefully selected participants gathered in #Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square Thursday for a ceremony marking the centenary of the ruling #CommunistParty. Meanwhile, #HongKong held its own annual commemorations of its 1997 handover from British to Chinese rule, given added significance this year by the party centenary and the arrests of political activists and journalists following Beijing’s imposition of a sweeping national security law on the city last year. FRANCE 24’s Oliver Farry tells us more.

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