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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong tycoon Aron Harilela shares views on HK’s improved electoral system” – below is their description.
Aron Harilela, former chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, is the chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels. His family is originally from India and has been in Hong Kong doing business since the 1930s. The Harilela Group is a Hong Kong-based private company with extensive experience in hotel investment and management. Aron Harilela spoke with CGTN’s Zhu Dan about his views on the electoral system of Hong Kong, why it needs to be improved, and his understanding of “One Country Two Systems.”CGTN YouTube Channel
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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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