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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top lawyer calls for pre-handover Sino-British deals to be made public

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:38pm

    ... a prominent lawyer says. Senior Counsel Alan Hoo called on London to release records of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group's closed-door meetings in 1988 and 1989. His call came in response ... Cliff Buddle Top lawyer calls on London to reveal details of agreements reached in Sino-British meetings on contentious issues such as universal suffrage Pre-handover deals 'should ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hard-fought Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong revealed in declassified files

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... and formal negotiations on the future of Hong Kong begin   December 1984 Thatcher and Deng sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration, paving the way for the creation of the Hong Kong Special ... Kong laid bare Signing the historic Joint Declaration that paved the way for Hong Kong's return to China, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher described the negotiations as having been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Basic Law Institute to seek access to classified pre-handover UK papers on right of abode

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... the institute's chairman, said the pre-handover documents could help clarify the intention of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group on whether babies born in Hong Kong to parents who were both mainland ... discussions over details of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Agreement was not reached on right of abode issues until 1993. In 1999, the Court of Final Appeal rejected the government submission ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HARBOURFRONT

    PLA 'was never promised' a base

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Thomas Chan

    ... to dock temporarily whenever necessary. "The Sino-British Joint Liaison Group did not say at all that the 150-metre stretch of the harbourfront in Central was for military use," Ng said. ... the government has prevaricated," Ng said. "It said the piece of land had been designated by the two countries for military use under the Sino-British Joint Declaration." Ng was speaking ...

  5. Sino-British group to tackle climate change

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Describing the Sino-British relationship as 'strong' and 'productive', Mr Blair said China's rise would provide opportunities, rather than posing any threat. 'And we ... The two leaders agreed to form a working group to tackle climate change, along with nine other agreements, mostly on trade and economic co-operation, signed yesterday. 'Today, we decided ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Talks on Chek Lap Kok airport nearly collapsed, insider reveals

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group that discussed handover arrangements. He writes in Negotiations on The Handover of Sovereignty of Hong Kong- A Witness Recount that during a visit to Beijing in June ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Beijing and London argued over signing of agreement on new airport, insider reveals Chek Lap Kok talks 'almost collapsed' Sino-British talks ...

  7. Abode rules have served HK well

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong, right of abode was placed on the agenda of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group, a meeting group of the Chinese ... or less. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is a legislator and chairwoman of the New People's Party. She led the British side to the Sino-British Expert Group on Right of Abode ...

  8. Symbolic past strikes a chord

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consulate. It was chosen by the British to be the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group office, as its old office was being demolished to make way for the British consulate. The building is well known ...


    Thatcher's role in Hong Kong handover draws tributes from across China

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung

    ... will be remembered as the British prime minister whose signature appears on the Sino-British Joint Declaration signed in Beijing in December 1984," Leung said. "This agreement marked the beginning ... in 1982 launched the Sino-British negotiations on Hong Kong's future. The two nations signed the Joint Declaration on Hong Kong's handover in 1984. David Wilson, governor of Hong Kong ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's colonial era records remain intact

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by LETTERS

    ... on July 1, 1997, which was carried out under the general oversight of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group. A small number of records were selected for copying and the microfilm copies were sent ... of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the question of Hong Kong. The original records remained in Hong Kong. I can attest to this, as I was appointed to the post of Government Records Co-ordinator ...




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