Margaret Thatcher, Lawrence Kadoorie (centre) and the governor of Hong Kong, Edward Youde at the official opening of the Castle Peak Power Station, during the British prime minister’s visit to Hong Kong, in September 1982. Picture: SCMP

Margaret Thatcher’s 1982 Hong Kong visit revealed little about colony’s return to Chinese sovereignty

British leader said the city’s prosperity was the common goal of Peking and London in the countdown to the expiry of the UK’s lease on the colony

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Margaret Thatcher, Lawrence Kadoorie (centre) and the governor of Hong Kong, Edward Youde at the official opening of the Castle Peak Power Station, during the British prime minister’s visit to Hong Kong, in September 1982. Picture: SCMP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she covers travel and tourism in Asia in her weekly column, Destinations Known.