Former LegCo president: Hong Kong needs a better electoral system in place

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In March 2021, Chinese lawmakers deliberated a draft decision on improving Hong Kong’s electoral system during the Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress. Current and former leaders from the city are expressing support for the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong.” That’s the precept at the heart of changes to the electoral system in the special administrative region. CGTN reporter Zhu Dan interviewed former president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, on the proposal to change the city’s electoral system.

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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”.

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