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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Legislative Council passes amendments to annexes of HK Basic Law” – below is their description.
Hong Kong’s legislature approved amendments to its electoral laws on Thursday. This finalizes moves to improve the region’s electoral system. The amendments were drawn up to ensure the financial hub is administered by patriots. The bill was presented to Hong Kong lawmakers on April 14 after it was approved by China’s National People’s Congress in March. Officials have said the approved amendments in the annexes of the city’s Basic Law will plug loopholes in the selection of the region’s chief executive and the formation of the Legislative Council. Hong Kong is expected to hold elections for the Legislative Council late this year. #HongKongCGTN 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”.