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Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Next Digital Suspends Trading in Hong Kong” – below is their description.
May.17 — Next Digital Ltd. has suspended trading in Hong Kong, just days after authorities froze his assets. It’s the first time the city’s controversial National Security Law has been used to freeze the shares of a listed company’s largest shareholder. Bloomberg’s Dan Ten Kate reports on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.” (Video edited to remove incorrect graphics. Headline and description changed for clarity.)Bloomberg Markets and Finance YouTube Channel
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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”.