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Young faces have been a feature of Hong Kong’s months-long demonstrations, some of which turned violent. Many media outlets have already highlighted their frustrations, demands, their distrust in the Chinese mainland, and their so-called quest for democracy.
But in this video, a young person from Hong Kong tells a different story – one that is unlike what you’ve heard before.
Since protests started last year, many Hong Kong people who disagreed with protesters were bullied, threatened, even beaten up. People disagreeing with the protesters were forced into silence.
The young man I interviewed had the courage to speak out, but in order to protect his identity, his face and name will not be revealed. #HongKong #Protest #JJTalks
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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”.