Hong Kong Politics

 
The 12-strong Young Professionals Delegation with then National People's Congress vice-chairman Xi Zhongxun (centre) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in May 1983. Photo: Allen Lee Peng-fei

Thirty years on, a young turk recalls historic trip

When the 12 members of the "Young Professionals Delegation" met National People's Congress vice-chairman Xi Zhongxun in Beijing in May 1983, they could hardly imagine that the state leader's son, Xi Jinping, would eventually become paramount leader.