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Hong Kong Handover Ceremony

Government won't buy handover warship HMS Chatham

A former British Navy warship that played a key role in the city's handover in 1997 is up for sale this month, giving the government a rare chance to buy a piece of Hong Kong's maritime history.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:06am

5,000 visit handover exhibition in Beijing

More than 5,000 people attended an exhibition on the success of Hong Kong's handover at the Capital Museum in Beijing on the first day it was open to the public yesterday, after the country's top leaders made a tour on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Credit where it's due

With the approach of the 10th anniversary of the handover, we are hearing many assessments of the situation over the past decade. The vast majority praise the success of the 'one country, two systems' experiment while a few pundits, such as Martin Lee Chu-ming, deplore the situation and say that it is now 'one country, one system'.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Jiang the diplomat star of book aimed at cementing his legacy

Former president Jiang Zemin returns to the limelight tomorrow with the release of a weighty tome highlighting his personal achievements in China's diplomatic relations in a bid to cement his place in the country's history.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Two views of the handover

Mainland school textbooks contain one or two glaring differences compared with Hong Kong, when describing the 1997 handover.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Lu Ping backs Tung for second term

Former Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Lu Ping, who tangled with ex-governor Chris Patten over increased democracy for Hong Kong, gave his backing for Tung Chee-hwa to seek another term as Chief Executive.

Mr Lu said Mr Tung was fully committed to Hong Kong. 'Although he is not perfect, he is a dedicated man and his integrity is unquestionable,' he said.

7 Dec 2000 - 12:00am


Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa will officiate at a flag-raising ceremony at 8 am today, marking the 51st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.

1 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

National Day celebrations

There will be a series of celebration activities on October 1 to mark National Day. At 8 am, there will be the usual flag raising ceremony at the Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,Wan Chai.

Chief Executive Tung Chee- hwa, and about 600 guests will attend the ceremony.

26 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

National Day show

A variety show featuring the PLA and local artistes at the Hong Kong Coliseum and a 23-minute fireworks display will mark National Day celebrations on October 1. Tung Chee-hwa and about 600 guests will attend the flag-raising ceremony outside the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

16 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Beijing official too busy to meet Anson

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Director Liao Hui decided not to attend a scheduled meeting with Anson Chan Fang On-sang during her visit to Beijing yesterday.

Aides to Mr Liao told Mrs Chan on Monday night the director was unable to meet her yesterday morning because he had to attend a national conference.

30 Sep 1998 - 12:00am