CGTN published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong Outlook” – below is their description.
#China’s central government held a symposium in the southern city of #Shenzhen, across the river from Hong Kong, to solicit opinions from “representatives from all walks of life in #HongKong” on improving the special administrative region’s (SAR) electoral system with focus on “upholding patriots governing Hong Kong”. With the latest changes, how is Hong Kong today? What to expect from the future? Tian Wei speaks to Henry Tang Ying-yen, chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; David Chiu Tat-Cheong, a prominent Hong Kong businessman who also runs some of the most influential media organizations in the SAR; and Annie Wu Suk-Ching, a Hong Kong businesswoman who started the first-ever joint venture company on the Chinese mainland.CGTN YouTube Channel
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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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