One Country, Two Systems

The current flag of Hong Kong (1997–), chosen by Beijing and designed by Tao Ho from Shanghai.

The socialist system and policies shall not be practised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years.

—Chapter 1, Article 5 of the Hong Kong Basic Law. Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress on April 4, 1990, promulgated by Order No. 26 of the President of the People’s Republic of China on April 4, 1990, and effective as of July 1, 1997.

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