Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong
Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong
Britain

Declassified British files show how Beijing tried to stifle 1990s democratic reform in Hong Kong with airport finance negotiations

Minutes of Cabinet Office meetings released by Britain’s National Archives shed light on wrangling in the run-up to transfer of sovereignty in 1997

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Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong
Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten. Photo: Edward Wong
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