>> China's president has fired a stark warning to Hong Kong against challenging Beijing's authority. Xi Jinping swore in the city's new leader on Saturday in a ceremony that coincided with the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's hand over from British to Chinese rule. His visit comes at a time of heightened social and political tensions in the divided city, and Xi used the opportunity to warn Hong Kong to tow the line.
>> Many residents resent what they say is Beijing's interference on their strive for democracy, and more recently some protesters have called for independence>> Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing groups clashed throughout Saturday, where despite a heavy police presence, scuffles still broke out between the two sides.>>
Carrie Lam, Hong-Kong's first female leader was selected for the role in March, when she was backed by a 1,200 strong election committee stacked with pro-China and pro-establishment loyalists.>>