Jiang Zemin shakes hands with Charles, Prince of Wales at the handover ceremony for Hong Kong at midnight on June 30, 1997. Photo: Handout
Jiang Zemin shakes hands with Charles, Prince of Wales at the handover ceremony for Hong Kong at midnight on June 30, 1997. Photo: Handout

Government rewrites history of Hong Kong’s 1997 handover, one inconvenient phrase at a time

‘Handover of sovereignty’ no longer an acceptable way to refer to the events of 1997, according to government department

Jiang Zemin shakes hands with Charles, Prince of Wales at the handover ceremony for Hong Kong at midnight on June 30, 1997. Photo: Handout
Jiang Zemin shakes hands with Charles, Prince of Wales at the handover ceremony for Hong Kong at midnight on June 30, 1997. Photo: Handout
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