South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Tokyo 2020 week one highlights – and which Olympic events could deliver more medals for Hong Kong” – below is their description.
From Hong Kong’s most successful Olympic Games to a 13-year-old Japanese skateboarder becoming one of the youngest gold medalists, there have been no shortage of surprises at Tokyo 2020. As China powers ahead on the medal tally, SCMP sports reporter Jonathan White recaps the top highlights from the first week of the Games and which events could hold more medal hopes for Hong Kong.
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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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