Jiang Zemin and Prince Charles mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty with a shake of hands as British and mainland leaders look on. Photo: Robert Ng
Jiang Zemin and Prince Charles mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty with a shake of hands as British and mainland leaders look on. Photo: Robert Ng

July 1, 1997: ‘The Handover’ - Hong Kong’s return to China after British rule

  • Jiang in pledge on rights and non-interference
  • Tung and his team sworn in as Patten bids tearful farewell

Jiang Zemin and Prince Charles mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty with a shake of hands as British and mainland leaders look on. Photo: Robert Ng
Jiang Zemin and Prince Charles mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty with a shake of hands as British and mainland leaders look on. Photo: Robert Ng
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