CGTN published this video item, entitled “Carrie Lam: Mainland athletes’ visit boosts Hong Kong people’s national pride” – below is their description.
The Chinese mainland Olympics delegation has attended a reception and banquet hosted by the Hong Kong government. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a speech to welcome the Olympians. She said the visit boosts Hong Kong people’s national pride and sense of belonging to the nation. Lam said the outstanding achievements of Chinese athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have encouraged many people in Hong Kong to take up sports.
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In This Story: Hong Kong
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”.
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