Hong Kong Handover Ceremony

Government won't buy handover warship HMS Chatham

Former Royal Navy lieutenant Daniel Keeping believes HMS Chatham could have a new life as a floating museum. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Reaffirming reel life with a blockbuster

In case you are an England soccer supporter who has had your head buried in the sand since Wednesday, quite a bit has been happening in these parts this week.

Heavyweight dignitaries with daunting delegations turned up in their droves to mark an airport opening, closer Sino-American relations and, oh, some handover thingumajig that happened about a year back.

4 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Li leads top-level team for IMF talks

Prime Minister Li Peng and Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji are set to spearhead the mainland's presence at the coming World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Hong Kong next month, according to sources.

It is understood Mr Li is scheduled to attend the meeting's opening ceremonies, on September 23, as the top representative of the host country.

23 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Fireworks for first China National Day

The first China National Day to be celebrated in Hong Kong will begin with a flag-raising ceremony on the harbour front at the Convention and Exhibition Centre at 8 am, include an afternoon reception for 5,000 guests hosted by Tung Chee-hwa, and conclude with a 30-minute harbour fireworks display starting at 9.30 pm.

20 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Flap over flying Taiwan flags

Beijing would play no part in deciding whether to allow the hoisting of the Taiwanese flag on October 10, Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday.

'It is to do with Hong Kong - the flags are hoisted here. It is thus a matter for Hong Kong and we have to study it very carefully,' he said.

8 Aug 1997 - 12:00am


10 am: Celebration for the Establishment of SAR, Convention and Exhibition Centre.

10 am to 10.30 pm: Carnival of Unity at Victoria Park football pitches.

11.30 am: Government Flying Service formation flypast through Victoria Harbour with display of SAR flag and national flag below helicopters.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am