China says ‘extremely low’ risk of damage from rocket debris

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    Space agencies say they are uncertain where a large out-of-control section of a Chinese rocket will end up.

    Much of the 23-tonnes of remnants from the Long March 5-B rocket is expected to burn up when it re-enters the atmosphere on Saturday.

    But some pieces could fall anywhere on Earth.

    Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong, China.

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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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