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Video: ‘One Country, Two Systems’ lauded in new rap song by state news agency Xinhua

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua has produced a new track praising the city’s “One Country, Two Systems” policy of autonomy.

It follows Xinhua’s hip-hop video promoting President Xi Jinping’s “Four Comprehensives” political theory released last year, and communist party mouthpiece People’s Daily’s rap song on the “One Belt One Road” political-economic strategy released in May.

The first verse of the new track introduces “One Country, Two Systems.” The second praises joint mainland-Hong Kong initiatives such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the links between the stock exchanges of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen.


‘Mighty and Civilised Forces’: People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong stamps to go on sale

Hongkong Post announced that a set of postage stamps featuring the People’s Liberation Army’s Hong Kong Garrison will go on sale in a fortnight.

The stamps commemorate the 20th anniversary of the stationing of Chinese forces in the city.

People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison Postage Stamps Hongkong Post

The commemorative stamps. Photo: GovHK.

Some 500 soldiers crossed the border at midnight on July 1, 1997, when the city’s sovereignty was transferred from Britain to China.

‘The mighty and civilised forces’

This year’s stamps feature insignia from the army, navy and air force, and praise the garrison as “the mighty and civilised forces.”


Kids’ handover celebration posters warn of garbage pollution and ‘dirty hypocrites’

Thirteen Hong Kong primary school students won awards in a government competition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover the China on Friday.

Receiving over 3,000 submissions from December to February, the theme of the poster competition was “When I’m 20.” Children were asked to design a poster to share their thoughts of what life will be like when they enter their 20s. Secondary school students and members of the public were also invited to film videos on the theme of “togetherness.”

HKFP’s picks from the poster collection:

‘Love Hong Kong Build Hong Kong Co-build Hong Kong’, Chan Sau-yee