South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “More Olympic medal hopes for Hong Kong as swimmer Siobhan Haughey storms into 100m freestyle final” – below is their description.
Day 6 of Tokyo 2020 brought more joy for Hong Kong superstar swimmer Siobhan Haughey when she cruised through the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle, smashing the Asian record and booking herself a ticket into the Friday finals on July 30, 2021. Hong Kong badminton duo Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet lost to China in their semi-final, but will play for a bronze medal also on Friday. The Post’s sport news editor Paul Ryding has all the details from Tokyo.
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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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