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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Australia allows former Hong Kong politician to seek refuge | The World” – below is their description.
The Australian government has allowed a former Hong Kong politician and his family to seek refuge in the country, which is likely to inflame tensions between the two governments. Ted Hui is facing criminal charges over his participation in pro-democracy protests. China correspondent Bill Birtles tells The World Mr Hui has begun two weeks of quarantine in Darwin.ABC News (Australia) 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”.