Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher meet in Beijing during the talks leading up to the Joint Declaration.

Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher meet in Beijing during the talks leading up to the Joint Declaration.

In this episode we will conclude our History of Hong Kong overview.  We’ll look at the years following the 1967 riots and the reforms championed by Governor Murray MacLehose in the 1970’s and 80’s.  We’ll close out this series by looking at the dramatic lead up to and the signing of the Joint Declaration, the Basic Law and the handover on July 1, 1997.

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