BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders underscored their support for Hong Kong’s unpopular leader as he visited Beijing on Friday in the wake of pro-democracy protests in the southern Chinese city.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang less than two weeks after police cleared a final protest camp and ended demonstrations that had blocked traffic for 2 1/2 months.

However, police arrested 49 people during the previous two nights as some protesters returned to the streets demanding open nominations for the semi-autonomous city’s top official.



        filed under: