South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Fencer Edgar Cheung’s Olympic gold victory triggers joy and inspiration in Hong Kong” – below is their description.
The popularity of fencing has had a boost in Hong Kong after the city’s own Edgar Cheung Ka-long won the men’s individual foil gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 26, 2021. Hong Kong’s first Olympic gold in 25 years, and the only top Games medal since the city’s 1997 handover, also sparked a wave of euphoria among Hongkongers. The victory was a much needed dose of good news for Hong Kong, after the chaos of recent anti-government protests, the imposition of a national security law and challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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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