Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 8 months ago

If Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997, why is there still a border?

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  • 8 months ago
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    The UK returned HK to China under an agreement that called for in part One Country, Two Systems.  That agreement is to last 50 years.

    Bejing has not honored that agreement and is impatient with HK's wealth and independence. 

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  • Kev
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    8 months ago

    Hong Kong is still an autonomous state. It has its own currency and a democratic government (Compared to Mainland China that has authoritarian government). China allows Hong Kong to have its own government as an experiment to see if democracy works. Another state that receives the same status is Macau, which is a former Portuguese colony given to China. Both Hong Kong and Macau are classified as "Special Administrative Regions of China". Because these regions have different government from Mainland China, a border is required to ensure that the laws passed by these states do no reach the territory of Mainland China.

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  • 8 months ago

    That was the agreement between the UK and China.

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