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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Exhibition on Chinese Zodiac Stamps 生肖邮票展览今日开幕” – below is their description.
An exhibition on Chinese Zodiac Stamps opens to the public in Beijing, showcasing a big family of Chinese Zodiac Stamps for the first time including some stamps from Hong Kong and Macao. It’s been a tradition for China Post to issue Chinese New Year Zodiac stamps since 1980. Join CGTN’s reporter Cao Bing for a sneak peek at China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum to learn the history and future of the special tradition. #SpringFestival2021CGTN 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”.