Hongkong Post to issue 25th anniversary commemorative stamps

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Hongkong Post will issue six sets of special stamps between July and December, including two sets of special stamps commemorating the “25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR” and the “25th Anniversary of the Stationing of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong.”

2022 also marks the enactment of Hong Kong’s National Security Law and improvements in the electoral system that will facilitate the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems.” Safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests are important cornerstones for maintaining Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability.

According to Hongkong Post, the two special stamp sets aim to spotlight Hong Kong’s prosperity and development.

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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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