In Beijing, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team Zhou Nan (seated right)and leader of the British side, Sir Richard Evans, sign the draft agreement of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on September 26, 1984.
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Promises made in Sino-British Joint Declaration must continue to be kept

  • Landmark treaty ensures Hong Kong has high degree of autonomy, protection of rights and freedoms, and ongoing capitalist system

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In Beijing, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team Zhou Nan (seated right)and leader of the British side, Sir Richard Evans, sign the draft agreement of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on September 26, 1984.
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