CGTN published this video item, entitled “Exclusive: Former HKSAR chief: radicalization cannot be tolerated” – below is their description.
“What the new electoral law and the system designed by the law do is to basically make sure that we do not have unpatriotic people committing unpatriotic or treasonous acts, such as running off to Washington, D.C. in America and asking the American government, the American Congress to sanction China and Hong Kong,” said Leung Chun-ying, former chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). In an exclusive interview with CGTN’s Dong Xue, Leung looked back at the violent protests that hit the city in 2019, saying despite the past, Hong Kong will have a tremendous future.CGTN YouTube Channel
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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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