British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (front left) and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang (front right) exchange signed copies of the Hong Kong handover agreement to China in Beijing on December 19, 1984. Photo: AP

Margaret Thatcher sought meeting with ousted liberal Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang in 1991, declassified files show

  • Iron Lady was admirer of former Chinese premier, who fell from grace after opposing Tiananmen crackdown in 1989
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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (front left) and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang (front right) exchange signed copies of the Hong Kong handover agreement to China in Beijing on December 19, 1984. Photo: AP
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