Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP

Britain adjusted tactics to sway Chinese leaders ahead of Joint Declaration visit in 1984

Background notes from 1984 visit show UK manoeuvring before Joint Declaration signed

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) meets with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing in 1982. The two leaders met to discuss the future of Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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