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CGTN published this video item, entitled “‘Wei in Two Sessions’: Leung Chun-ying on improving electoral system is a necessary action” – below is their description.
Leung Chun-ying, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and former chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said in an exclusive interview with Tian Wei, that revising Hong Kong’s electoral system is a necessary action in response to the previously chaotic situation in Hong Kong. Leung added that after the electoral system is revised and improved, they will listen to voices from all walks of life in Hong Kong. But the right to administer Hong Kong must be in the hands of patriots.CGTN 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”.