An October 20, 1989 file photo of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew before their bilateral talks. Photo: AP
An October 20, 1989 file photo of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew before their bilateral talks. Photo: AP

After Tiananmen crackdown, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew said 200,000 influential Hongkongers should ‘band together’ and bargain if Beijing interfered in city’s affairs

  • Declassified British files show Lee told Margaret Thatcher he met delegation of Hong Kong Exco and Legco members in 1989

An October 20, 1989 file photo of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew before their bilateral talks. Photo: AP
An October 20, 1989 file photo of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew before their bilateral talks. Photo: AP
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