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CGTN published this video item, entitled “China urges Britain not to meddle in Chinese internal affairs” – below is their description.
China is firmly opposed to any country, organization or individual shielding criminals in any form, and urges them to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday. Zhao made the remarks in response to a question about Nathan Law Kwun-chung, the criminal suspect wanted by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) police, who claimed that he has been granted so-called political asylum in Britain.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”.