One Country, Two Systems Unchanged After Hong Kong Elections

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
One Country, Two Systems Unchanged After Hong Kong Elections

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

One country, two systems defines how Hong Kong and Macau are governed since becoming Chinese regions in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

After reunification with China, both cities were granted a high degree of autonomy for 50 years as special administrative regions (SARs).

They're responsible for their domestic affairs alone, including executive, legislative, and judicial independence from the mainland while being Chinese territory.

Hong Kong Basic Law stipulates that Beijing is responsible for foreign affairs and defense. The city's future belongs to China, transitioning until 2047 when its autonomy ends.

Last week, China's official People's daily broadsheet said the following:

"Hong Kong belongs to China and its affairs are China's internal affairs. China does not allow any foreign interfere
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