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:


  • Vox
    Vox  1 months ago +619

    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:

  • Sasu Attiogbe Redlich
    Sasu Attiogbe Redlich  2 months ago +260

    the protest gave me ggoosebumps omg

  • sassy self
    sassy self  7 days ago +97

    I would want these incredibly strong willed people on my side.

  • Oliver Henning
    Oliver Henning  yesterday +13

    "Multy-party system... like the one of the US" -hilarious.

  • IEatGrits
    IEatGrits  3 days ago +94

    The missing bookstore employees situation is eerily similar to Orwell's 1984🤐

  • Karl M
    Karl M  yesterday +3

    What!? Vox made a good video for once.

  • Fake Story
    Fake Story  8 months ago +57

    UK :now i return Hong Kong to you , but before 2047 you should let the peopl--
    China : LEMME SMASH

  • Chetan K
    Chetan K  4 days ago +141

    It really amazes me to see problems almost everywhere in the world. I just hope one day every single person in the world can live peacefully.

  • The AK
    The AK  7 days ago +15

    ..On the SIXTY NINTH floor
    Me: nice

  • Huang Kevin
    Huang Kevin  3 days ago +101

    Cantonese is not just the local languages of Hongkong, but also a lot cities in Guangdong province, Canton is the word Guangdong, British mispronounced the word and made this two words Canton and Guangdong

  • Edward Gilbert
    Edward Gilbert  6 days ago +16

    The PLA building is also the same building British HQ resided. Rumors says full of bugs inside walls and toilets, rendering the PLA never used it, they remain in the grison far away.

  • s a m p l e t e x t
    s a m p l e t e x t  a years ago +928

    Pretty informative piece.
    Good work.

  • Sam Mencia
    Sam Mencia  yesterday

    Crossing border is a 30 minute walk and wait through customs if you have Chinese Residency.
    Then 45 minute subway ride to center of city.

  • Cindy Gao
    Cindy Gao  yesterday +2

    Hong Kong is a part of China with no doubt.

  • Truck Stop
    Truck Stop  6 days ago +46

    Wait... Did my man here just yadda yadda the Opium War?

  • 路过人
    路过人  yesterday +17

    Thank you VOX for bringing the historical perspectives to the current struggles of HKers. Truth can be temporarily masked within a wall but never can it be hidden from the world.

  • Infinite
    Infinite  a years ago +422

    Borders episodes are really well made! Favorite Vox series, no doubt.

  • calpitoc
    calpitoc  2 days ago +30

    Freedom isn't free. This will only get worse before anything substantial happens.

  • 한사람Lucas The Human

    This was a very powerful video, even through a second watch a year later.

  • Megan Perdido
    Megan Perdido  7 days ago +10

    HKers are gonna have to do it and decide your future. You were brought up a certain way, a certain system. Now it will be drastically changed and understandably most especially the Youth will reject. Tough times ahead