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>> A city caught in the throws of frustration on Wednesday as one of China's most powerful officials takes center stage. Inside Hong Kong's convention center, gives a formal speech on and plans for a trade roots spreading from China to Europe.>>
>> I'm
] in Hong Kong, I'm with the protestors who are heading over to the convention center where Jong is speaking. And essentially, we're stock in a bottleneck because security is so heavy here. We're also mixed in with morning commuters trying to get to work. It's a question as to whether we'll be able to move at all.
Jong is the highest level communist party official to come here since pro-democracy protests broke out two years ago. And there’s a subtext to his speech on trade, calling on Hong Kong to be more proactive in China’s development in a very diplomatic tone.>>
>> Beijing's officials Sate paper says his visit comes at a crucial time underscoring the communists parties commitment to Hong Kong and it's 7 million people.>>