HK election season: How and who’s running?

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    In a fast-growing Asia, the financial hub of Hong Kong had to deal with strife on the streets over the past two years. Now things have calmed down, and its economy is on a path to recovery. The National People’s Congress, or NPC, made two important decisions on Hong Kong: the safeguarding National Security Law, and improving Hong Kong’s electoral system. On the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia, CGTN host Tian Wei had an exclusive interview with Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong chief executive. Two years after the unrest, she said Hong Kong is still a good place to live, work and invest in.

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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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