Today's date:

Present at Hong Kong's Decolonization

Geoffrey Howe was British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he negotiated the Sino-British agreement on Hong Kong in 1984.

London - Hong Kong is where one-half of one percent of China's huge population, crowded into 400 tiny square miles, produce almost one-quarter of the People's Republic entire GDP. Hong Kong is the uniquely successful child of a marriage between two ancient cultures: the Chinese instinct for enterprise and hard work and the British aptitude for honest administration and the rule of law.

back to index