South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “One of Hong Kong’s last remaining sawmills boarded up before eviction” – below is their description.
Hong Kong eviction authorities swooped on one of the city’s most prominent sawmills early in the morning of September 27, 2022, despite the owners’ pleas to allow more time to process valuable wood at the site. The timber-processing facility, which originally opened in 1947 before moving to a new location in 1982, was given its final notice to vacate the premises, in Hong Kong’s northern New Territories, on September 13, 2022, to make way for metropolitan development plans. They were granted several extensions to use up remaining stocks of materials, but could not finish all the work in time.
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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”.