CGTN published this video item, entitled “The Point: How are HK people’s voices being represented in the new electoral system?” – below is their description.
In March 2021, #China’s top legislature adopted a decision on improving HK’s electoral system. On May 8, 2022, John Lee was elected as the chief executive designate of #HKSAR under the new system. What are the key changes? How are they manifested in this year’s chief executive election? How are Hong Kong people’s voices represented?
Central Committee Member, New People’s Party
HKSAR Legislative Council Member
Board Member, United Nations Association of ChinaCGTN YouTube Channel
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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”.