Hong Kong Outlook: Future of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

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During a two-day symposium, central government officials solicited opinions from a spectrum of Hong Kong society in a bid to improve the city’s electoral system. The gathering wrapped up on Monday. The attendees reached a consensus on what the central government calls “let patriots govern Hong Kong.” The concept is considered by many to be key to achieving the “One Country Two Systems” principle in the region. With the latest development, how is Hong Kong’s future?

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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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