Inside the HK$10.8 million flat up for grabs in Hong Kong’s vaccine lottery

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Inside the HK$10.8 million flat up for grabs in Hong Kong’s vaccine lottery” – below is their description.

    Responding to an appeal to boost the government’s mass vaccination drive, Hong Kong’s bigwigs, property developers, blue chip companies and business chambers have pitched in with a range of incentives as part of a lucky draw. Prizes include a Tesla car, gold bars, shopping coupons, hard cash, a party on a private flight and a brand-new apartment, totalling at least HK$118 million (US$15.2 million). The Post got a sneak peek at the top prize: a HK$10.8 million flat in Kwun Tong on offer to vaccinated Hong Kong residents.

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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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