A two-year-old girl clutches her passport at the Immigration Department in 1995. Parents were signing their children up in droves to obtain British National (Overseas) passports ahead of the city’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: SCMP

Britain’s ‘disgraceful’ pre-handover efforts to deny nationality to Hongkongers revealed in declassified cabinet files

Officials repeatedly pressured Portugal not to grant rights to Macau residents to prevent Hongkongers from asking for similar treatment

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A two-year-old girl clutches her passport at the Immigration Department in 1995. Parents were signing their children up in droves to obtain British National (Overseas) passports ahead of the city’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: SCMP
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