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CGTN published this video item, entitled “2021/03/10 Hong Kong Election Changes / China’s New Course” – below is their description.
— Changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system to keep the flame of patriotism alive in the city leadership – why it’s crucial in the words of a former HK Legislative Council president and an HK Executive Council convener.
— Charting a new course for China in 2021 with the 14th Five-Year plan – an eminent economics dean and CPPCC member, Bai Chongen, spells out what it means for the nation’s future.CGTN 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”.