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The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, commonly known as the handover of Hong Kong (or simply the Handover, also the Return in mainland China), occurred at midnight at the start of 1 July 1997, when the United Kingdom returned sovereignty over the British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong to China. Wikipedia

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    The handover ceremony of Hong Kong in 1997 officially marked the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the People's Republic of China. Internationally televised event with the ceremony commencing on the night of 30 June 1997 and finishing on the morning of 1 July 1997. Wikipedia

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  • Hong Kong Affairs Advisers were appointed by the Chinese government after the last Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten carried out his electoral reform in the British Hong Kong, in the eve of the handover of the sovereignty of the city-state from the British Empire to the People's Republic of China in 1997. David Akers-Jones Wikipedia

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  • Hong Kong Certificate of Identity

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  • Hong Kong–mainland China relations refer to the relationship between Mainland China and Hong Kong. According to the 1997 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the United Kingdom handed control of Hong Kong over to the People's Republic of China, making it a special administrative region. Wikipedia

  • British Hong Kong

    Colony and dependent territory of the United Kingdom from 1841 to 1997, apart from a brief period under Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945. The colonial period began with the occupation of Hong Kong Island in 1841 during the First Opium War. Wikipedia

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  • Localist political party in Hong Kong. Independent state. Wikipedia

  • Hong Kong independence

    Political movement that advocates Hong Kong to be established as an independent sovereign city-state. One of two Special administrative regions of China which enjoys a high degree of autonomy as a part of China, which is guaranteed under Article 2 of Hong Kong Basic Law as ratified under the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Wikipedia

  • Governor of Hong Kong

    The representative of the British Crown in Hong Kong from 1843 to 1997. President of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong. Wikipedia

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  • Legislative Council of Hong Kong

    Unicameral legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Body comprising 70 members, 35 of whom are directly elected through five geographical constituencies under the proportional representation system with largest remainder method and Hare quota, while the other 35 are indirectly elected through interest-group-based functional constituencies (FCs) with limited electorates. Wikipedia

  • Supreme Court (Hong Kong)

    The highest court in Hong Kong prior to the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China in 1997 and heard cases of first instance and appeals from the District and Magisrates Courts as well as certain tribunals. From 1976 made up of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal. Wikipedia

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  • Sports rivalry between the national association football teams of the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. The rivalry has been exacerbated by Hong Kong's status as a Special Administrative Region of China, which means that it does not practise Communism as on the mainland, a legacy of having been under British colonial rule until the transfer of sovereignty in 1997. Wikipedia

  • One of the principal constitutional instruments of Hong Kong when it was a British Crown colony and dependent territory; the other principal constitutional instruments were the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1917, the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1960, the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1982, and the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1991 . The Hong Kong Royal Instructions 1917 has been amended many times since its coming into force by instruments titled 'Hong Kong Additional Instructions [year]'. Wikipedia

  • 1996 Hong Kong Chief Executive election

    Held on 11 December 1996 to select the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) which term started from 1 July 1997 after the Chinese resumption of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the British rule. Selected by the 400-member Selection Committee installed by the Government of the People's Republic of China . Wikipedia

  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

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  • Hong Kong–Mainland China conflict

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  • Christianity in Hong Kong

    Christianity has been in Hong Kong since 1841 when British Empire started to rule Hong Kong. As of 2019, there were about 1.2 million Christians in Hong Kong (16% of the total population), most of them are Protestant (around 800,000) and Catholic (around 403,000). Wikipedia

  • One country, two systems

    Constitutional principle of the People's Republic of China describing the governance of Hong Kong and Macau since they became Special Administrative Regions of China in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Formulated in the early 1980s by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping during negotiations with the United Kingdom over Hong Kong. Wikipedia

  • New Territories

    One of the three main regions of Hong Kong, alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong's territory, and contains around half of the population of Hong Kong. Wikipedia

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  • The force played a prominent role in the process of the handover of sovereignty in 1997 and continues to perform ceremonial flag-raising on each anniversary.Hong Kong Police Force-Wikipedia
  • The UK eventually agreed to transfer the entire territory to China upon the expiration of that lease in 1997 after obtaining guarantees to "preserve its systems, freedoms, and way of life" for at least 50 years.British Hong Kong-Wikipedia
  • Patten was then appointed the last governor of Hong Kong, to oversee the final years of British administration in the colony and prepare for its transfer to China in 1997.Chris Patten-Wikipedia
  • The majority of Chinese emigrants have traditionally originated from Guangdong and Guangxi, as well as Hong Kong and Macau (beginning in the latter half of the 20th century and before the Handover) and Southeast Asia, with Cantonese as their native language.Cantonese-Wikipedia
  • The last date eligible applicants could register was on 31 December 1997, if they were born in that year and prior to the transfer of sovereignty.British National (Overseas)-Wikipedia
  • The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997.Hong Kong-Wikipedia

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