The Heat: Hong Kong celebrates 20th anniversary of reunification with China

The Heat

The national flags of China and Hong Kong, in Hong Kong as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. (AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE)

“One country, two systems.” That’s the model that Chinese leaders set up when Hong Kong rejoined the mainland in 1997. Twenty years later, it’s considered a major success. So, what does the future hold for Hong Kong and China?

CGTN’s Zou Yue reports.

To discuss the relationship between China and Hong Kong:

  • Clement Leung, the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States.

To discuss the future of the “one country, two systems” model in Hong Kong:

  • Zou Yue, anchor of CGTN’s China24.
  • Martin Jacques, author of the bestselling book “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order.”
  • James Keith, former U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and currently runs the Asia practice at McLarty Associates.