Newly declassified files show that former Hong Kong governor David Wilson was removed despite objections from the city’s Executive Council. Photo: Gary Cheung

David Wilson was forced out as governor of Hong Kong by British prime minister John Major despite objections from Executive Council, new declassified files reveal

  • British reportedly wanted politician to run city in the run-up to handover to China
  • But senior members of advisory body warned of dangers of making change at time of uncertainty
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Newly declassified files show that former Hong Kong governor David Wilson was removed despite objections from the city’s Executive Council. Photo: Gary Cheung
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