The aftermath of the gasometer explosion, in 1934.

The ‘sudden and terrifying’ explosion that claimed 40 lives in Hong Kong in 1934

More than 100 people were injured, while the dead were burnt beyond recognition, in one of the deadliest explosions to rock the city. The accident occurred at the Hongkong and China Gas Company’s gasometer in West Point

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The aftermath of the gasometer explosion, in 1934.
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Ronald Reagan drinks Maotai with Chinese president Li Xiannian during his 1984 China visit. Photo: AP

What happened when Ronald Reagan met Deng Xiaoping: Taiwan, a nuclear deal and Nancy

Archives reveal how it was the US president’s wife who attracted Deng’s attention during a reception at the Great Hall of the People

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Ronald Reagan drinks Maotai with Chinese president Li Xiannian during his 1984 China visit. Photo: AP
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