Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong May End Hotel Quarantine, Lawmaker Tien Says” – below is their description.
Michael Tien, a member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and the city’s deputy to Chin’s National People’s Congress, discusses the Asian financial hub’s plan to gradually reopen to the world. Tien, who is also the founder of the G2000 Group chain of clothing stores, said earlier this week that the Hong Kong government may scrap hotel quarantine for inbound travelers by mid-October. He speaks with Stephen Engle on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”
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Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.