The handover ceremony in Hong Kong on June 30, 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
The handover ceremony in Hong Kong on June 30, 1997. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong was ruled by Britain during occupation but was never its colony, education authorities say

  • Education Bureau seeks to spell out ‘correct and accurate understanding’ of Hong Kong’s history amid debate over school textbook revisions
  • The 1997 handover was a ‘passing of authority’ from Britain to China and not ‘a transfer of sovereignty’, it says

The handover ceremony in Hong Kong on June 30, 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
The handover ceremony in Hong Kong on June 30, 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
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