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demonstrations held on the anniversary of hong kong's return to the people's republic of china. the voices of the young have not been able to create the kind of democracy they seek. and now some even call for complete independence. hong kong became a british colony in 1842. although it was temporarily occupied by japan during the second world war. for more than 150 years, hong kong was the destination for refugees from conflicts in mainland china. and when the people's republic of china was founded in 1949, many dissatisfied with the communist party fled here.
relationship with hong kong. however, hong kong's frail economy was further weakened by the sars pandemic, and travel from china was restricted to prevent the spread of the virus. from may to july 2003, hong kong's average unemployment rate hit a record high of 8.7%. at the same time, the hong kong government attempted to pass the basic law, article 23, in response to beijing's request regarding national security. deliberations progressed quickly, and article 23 was scheduled to be passed on july 9th.
however, two days after the signing ceremony, hong kong celebrated its handover anniversary. arou around 500,000 people demonstrated in the streets, demanding that article 23 be scrapped and the chief executive be ousted. this overwhelming protest forced the hong kong government to abandon article 23.
to hong kong and allowed the custom-free export of hong kong goods. the year after the massive protest, hong kong's real gdp rate grew to 8.7%. 15 years after hong kong's return to china, the chi stabilized, and unemployment rates recovered to 3%. in line with beijing policy, the hong kong government had been preparing to implement patriotic education into primary and secondary school. teenagers who grew in in post colonial hong kong raised a protest movement. they forced the hong kong government to withdraw from the mandatory patriotic
joshua wong, then just 15 years old, formed an organization for secondary school students. travel from mainland china continued to increase yearly. at its peak, over 47 million chinese visitors flooded into hong kong, six times its population. this naturally caused many problems. one of the most serious issues
is that many mainlanders gave birth in hong kong in order to gain permanent residency. smugglers hoarded powdered milk and diapers. chinese real estate investment drove land prices up. economic prosperity landed and it became more and more difficult. noticing the brewing emotional conflicts, movie producer andrew choi started work on a film.
reason he wanted to take action is because sufficierage was becg a reality. they wanted to affect voting. however, the reality was beijing intended to vet political candidates beforehand. occupy central, in 2014, on october 1st, the people's republic of china's national day. many secondary school children participated. joshua wong was the leader.
this was the seat of ancient irish kings for seven centuries. st. patrick baptized king aengus here in about 450 a.d. in around 1100, an irish king gave cashel to the church, and it grew to become the ecclesiastical capital of all ireland. 800 years ago, this monastic community was just a chapel and a round tower standing high on this bluff. it looked out then, as it does today, over the plain of tipperary, called the golden vale because its rich soil makes it ireland's best farmland. on this historic rock, you stroll among these ruins in the footsteps of st. patrick, and wandering through my favorite celtic cross graveyard, i feel the soul of ireland.
hello there, welcome to nhk "newsline." it's 9:00 a.m. in tokyo. i'm catherine kobayashi. the world continues to grapple with the thought of north korea's growing power two days after the country went further than ever before by sending a ballistic missile over japan. there's a lot of diplomatic work going on and japan's u.n. ambassador said he'll speak with american officials about additional sanctions. he said they may include an embargo. men ments. >> we'd like to discuss it with the united states and get any new ideas. >>
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