The story of how the US consulate ended up on a plot of land in central Hong Kong has its roots in post-war 1945. Photo: Handout.

How Britain’s post-war debt turned a small US outpost in Hong Kong into a staging area for its cold war operations in Asia

Declassified British government documents show negotiations that eventually led to 999-year lease for consulate in city began in 1946, and governor Alexander Grantham warned against granting it in 1949

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The story of how the US consulate ended up on a plot of land in central Hong Kong has its roots in post-war 1945. Photo: Handout.
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