Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 2 – Battle Lines Drawn

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong protests – China’s Rebel City: Part 2 – Battle Lines Drawn” – below is their description.

    In the second part of the South China Morning Post documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the gulf between the two opposing sides widens. With neither the government nor protesters willing to compromise, Hong Kong’s worst political crisis since its return from British to Chinese rule in 1997 spirals out of control. Angry demonstrators surround, storm and vandalise the city’s legislature, the seat of elected authority. The police, using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, find themselves overwhelmed by public resentment and hatred. And it keeps getting worse. China’s Rebel City: Part 3 – Hong Kong on Fire releases on November 23, 2020 Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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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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