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April 29, 1988
A special committee in Beijing released a controversial draft of the constitution by which Communist China will govern capitalist Hong Kong after Britain withdraws in 1997. The draft assures Hong Kong's 5.7 million residents that China will not impose socialism on the thriving trade city for at least 50 years.
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July 1, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain waved goodbye to Hong Kong with nostalgia but few tears. "Does it matter to us British? Not much," said empire historian Jan Morris, who is writing daily newspaper accounts of the hand-over. Morris is in Hong Kong, and that's where the hoopla is, not in Hackney, Holborn or Hammersmith. The colony's return to China marks the last major act in a voluntary, prolonged dismemberment of modern history's greatest empire. Sic transit gloria imperii.
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July 1, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain waved goodbye to Hong Kong with nostalgia but few tears. "Does it matter to us British? Not much," said empire historian Jan Morris, who is writing daily newspaper accounts of the hand-over. Morris is in Hong Kong, and that's where the hoopla is, not in Hackney, Holborn or Hammersmith. The colony's return to China marks the last major act in a voluntary, prolonged dismemberment of modern history's greatest empire. Sic transit gloria imperii.
NEWS
April 29, 1988
A special committee in Beijing released a controversial draft of the constitution by which Communist China will govern capitalist Hong Kong after Britain withdraws in 1997. The draft assures Hong Kong's 5.7 million residents that China will not impose socialism on the thriving trade city for at least 50 years.
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