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CGTN published this video item, entitled “HK residents to benefit from new amendments to trade deal” – below is their description.
An important note about this year’s China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) is that it comes after new amendments to a trade agreement between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took effect earlier this year. And as part of our special coverage of the CIFTIS, CGTN reporter Michelle Hennessy spoke to Hong Kong residents set to benefit from the amendments. #HKCGTN 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”.