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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Has ‘one country, two systems’ come to an end in Hong Kong? | UpFront” – below is their description.
China has consolidated its grip on Hong Kong by imposing a sweeping national security law and overhauling the electoral system; moves critics say strip the opposition of any space for dissent.
This week on UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill challenges Hong Kong Legislative Council Member Regina Ip on the principle of “one country, two systems” and the crackdown on basic rights.
And in the Arena, Shireen Al-Adeimi, an anti-war advocate and assistant professor of education at Michigan State University and Peter Salisbury, a senior analyst for Yemen at the Crisis Group, discuss how hunger is used as a weapon in Yemen.
01:10 Headliner – Hong Kong
13:15 Reality Check – The phrase “third world”
16:12 Arena – Yemen
–Al Jazeera English 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”.