1997: Handover of Hong KongArchive Mysteries

26 min
Available from 14/02/2020 to 26/02/2020

After 156 years of British rule, the return of Hong Kong and the New Territories to communist China was set for 30 June 1997.   While the world watched on television, a carefully stage-managed handover ceremony took place, with the British wanting to highlight their positive influence on their last major colony and the Chinese looking to reassure Hong kong citizens, and the world, of their best intentions.


  • Director :
    • Serge Viallet
  • Country :
    • France
  • Year :
    • 2016