Hong Kong climber sets new record as fastest woman to conquer Mount Everest

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    A woman from Hong Kong set a new world record this week by reaching the world’s highest peak in just 25 hours and 50 minutes. Ada Tsang Yin-hung set out from base camp at 1.20pm local time on May 22, 2021, reaching the top at 3.10pm the following day. The 44-year-old beat the previous women’s record, set by Nepali Phunjo Jhangmu Lama in 2017, of 39 hours and 6 minutes, according to Nepali government official Gyanendra Shrestha. Tsang returned to the capital Kathmandu on May 30, together with 75-year-old Arthur Muir, who became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak.

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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”.

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