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Fireworks as Hong Kong marks anniversary of return to China

Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 01:24

July 1 - A spectacular firework display marks the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Tens of thousands of people lined Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor to witness a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday, marking the 15th anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule. The 20-minute display set against Hong Kong's iconic skyline rounded off a tumultuous weekend which saw the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao, inauguration of the territory's new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, and widespread public protests. For many people in Hong Kong this weekend is a chance to air their grievances over issues from the widening wealth gap, to corruption scandals, to human rights. Earlier in the day tens of thousands marched through Hong Kong, following the official flag raising ceremony and inauguration of Hong Kong's new leader -- with further protests planned into the night.

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Fireworks as Hong Kong marks anniversary of return to China

Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 01:24