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
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.

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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
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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