Bill and Hillary Clinton step off Air Force One at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport on July 2, 1998. Photo: Martin Chan / SCMP
Bill and Hillary Clinton step off Air Force One at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport on July 2, 1998. Photo: Martin Chan / SCMP

When Bill Clinton became the first serving US president to visit Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong was the final leg of the president’s nine-day trip to China in 1998.
  • When Air Force One touched down at Chek Lap Kok on July 2, it was the first international flight to use the new airport.

Bill and Hillary Clinton step off Air Force One at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport on July 2, 1998. Photo: Martin Chan / SCMP
Bill and Hillary Clinton step off Air Force One at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport on July 2, 1998. Photo: Martin Chan / SCMP
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