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1997 Hong Kong Handover

On July 1, 1997, Britain reached the end of its 99 year lease of Hong Kong and her territories at midnight, and the city was returned to Beijing - with the promise there would be autonomy for 50 years. In the time Hong Kong was a British colony - between 1841 and 1997 - the city experienced relative political peace and calm. Tension and apprehension mounted at the approach of 1997 as Hongkongers were not sure what it might mean when Hong Kong becomes a part of China again. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the handover, and celebrations have been taking place all year in honour of Hong Kong's 20-year-old status as a special administrative region of China.
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HK students on why July 1 pro-democracy march suffered low turnout on 20th anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China

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Joshua Wong and activists cover Golden Bauhinia in black cloth ahead of President Xi’s visit for Hong Kong handover anniversary

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