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The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “HK activist Joshua Wong to be jailed for 10 more months over unauthorised Tiananmen Square vigil” – below is their description.
Imprisoned Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been sentenced to an additional 10 months in jail. The sentence was handed down on May 6, 2021, after he and three others pleaded guilty a week earlier to taking part in an unauthorised vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020. District councillors Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai and Jannelle Rosalynne Leung were also sentenced for their roles in the event in Victoria Park to commemorate Beijing’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Shum, aged 27, received a six-month sentence, while Yuen, 27, and Leung, 26, each were given four-month jail sentences. Wong faces other charges and must serve the latest sentence after his current jail term ends.
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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”.