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20 Years After the Hong Kong Handover

Project Syndicate

20 Years After the Hong Kong Handover Since Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997, it has remained one of Asia’s freest and most successful cities. But China’s tightening grip raises the question: What happened to “one country, two systems”? Chris Patten Chris Patten, the last British …

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Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have reviewed with satisfaction the friendly relations existing between the two Governments and peoples in recent years and agreed that a proper negotiated settlement of the question of Hong …

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THE TREATY OF NANKING (1842)

Nanking, August 29, 1842 Peace Treaty between the Queen of Great Britain and the Emperor of China. This treaty between Britain and China ended the first opium war, fought between 1839 and 1842. The occasion for the war was the destruction in May 1839 by the Chinese emperor’s ‘drug tsar’, …

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