Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures
Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures

UK foresaw enhanced influence in China at handover talks, papers show

Declassified British papers show Thatcher believed her country would reap benefits

Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures
Thatcher visits Hong Kong, hosted by governor Edward Youde. Photo: SMP Pictures
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