China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • The border has an expiration date. Follow Johnny on Instagram: the Vox Borders watch page: a Video Lab member! the Video Lab is the best way to help us make more of the videos you love, like Vox Borders. And you get access to a ton of perks too! Learn more: original music by Tom Fox Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, Chinese leaders agreed that Hong Kong would be able to keep its economic and political systems, including some of the civil freedoms denied to China’s citizens on the mainland, for the next 50 years.Although Hong Kong still has nearly 30 years of semi-autonomy left, China has started tightening its grip, and many believe it is chipping away at Hong Kong’s freedoms. In this episode, I explore how Hong Kong is dealing with the looming deadline and China’s premature moves. Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Vox

     21 days ago

    We've released a video explaining the recent demonstrations rocking Hong Kong, as citizens there protest against the government's proposed bill that would allow extradition to China. To get the latest on the current situation, you can watch the video here:

  • hj lombard

     3 days ago

    V jou

  • Dinesh Pratap Singh Rathore

     6 days ago

    Not able to find song for last 5 seconds of violin? Please tell. Already checked out all songs in credits.

  • Rainbow RBLX

     2 months ago

    As a Cantonese living in Hong Kong, I just wanted to mention something about the bridge. The placement of the bridge is also where the pink dolphins live. In Hong Kong, the pink dolphins used to gather a lot of tourists to admire the beauty of these dolphins, but now with the bridge installed, these beautiful creatures are close to extinction. I know they’ve gave in so much money to do this, but I just wanted to raise awareness about a species close to extinction, and to let people know.UPDATE: I tal...

  • Antun Šturlić

     9 hours ago

    @Rainbow RBLX Wall has nothing to do with their endangarment.

  • Rainbow RBLX

     13 hours ago

    Oh god 200+ replies. I’ll try to reply!

  • Jules Sylvester


    I'm incredibly surprised China allowed you to fly a camera drone over ANYTHING, let alone a massive political landmark.

  • Feigned

     22 days ago

    "Disappeared"...I think you meant "tortured and killed"

  • Brant Z

     3 hours ago

    The Marvin I’m Australian, but don’t you think our government shifted too rapidly that main infrastructural constructions can’t keep up and no consistency on national policies? Politicians just making rain checks to getting voted, but no actual actions can be taken if they don’t carry out their promises? See the ongoing light rail in Sydney, 14km, $2.7B, ETA 6 years of construction, it means 15cm per day, and $20K per meter, isn’t this corruption? Totally. is there anyone taking responsibility of this...

  • Brant Z

     3 hours ago

    osiris Blanche CIA and MI6 taught them to.

  • Steve Wyatt

     25 days ago

    2047 is a joke, it is happening now, they just grab whomever if needed

  • james taylor

     17 hours ago

    @Jesse tao no. They cant. World is watching.

  • Zr Massey


    The Sooner, the better.

  • sim one

     25 days ago

    As a Hongkonger, thank you for making this series.

  • leema chamir

     6 days ago

    @zaizi sifu Hong Kong belongs to the people of Hong Kong... and not china... God created earth n its inhabitants... China belongs to Chinese people.. india belongs to Indians..likewise Hong Kong belongs to hongkongers... china is a lawless human rights violating nation...

  • Merma Nuha

     8 days ago

    As a Chinese, I fully understand you and support you in your continued struggle for liberation.

  • bts in your area

     11 months ago

    Vox, get this man Johnny a salary hike!

  • Tushar Malap


    @Chi Huang but you turned into toxic one....

  • bengalifob2

     14 days ago

    @Chi Huang But you probably wanted to be and are jealous of the adoration they get from women now.

  • GEO Jamiy

     27 days ago

    China will just flood Hong Kong with settlers from other parts of China

  • Rofid Rahmadi


    good luck hongkong, in 27 years your country will be doomed. lol

  • Blaster53

     3 days ago

    China can and will do whatever suits them the best and they won't even bother to ask you for your opinion. Remember Hong Kong was throughout the history aways Chinese so they can and will do whatever they want.

  • Neil Pilare

     28 days ago

    People in hongkong should be wary about their future after 2047

  • Random Wolf

     8 days ago

    Renee Yeung I will gladly come defend your sovereignty. 🇺🇸 🇭🇰 v. 🇨🇳

  • Lockjaw

     8 days ago

    @Aryaan Hyder you just contradicted yourself

  • bo2web

     26 days ago

    China want capitalism profit from Hong Kong but not democracy...

  • Z Y

     9 days ago

    HK pays zero tax to central government of China.

  • Warhammer W40K

     11 days ago

    @Will Chen Well but the use doesn't kill anyone that doesn't fit their view, the only ones that did besides of Mao's China that, was Hitler and Stalin. You know a folks has no right, when they have no weapons. Their is no other country were it's harder to get weapons, than China. Because a defenceless folks is easy to control!