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The Gate To China: A New History of the People's Republic & Hong Kong

Author: Michael Sheridan.

The Gate To China: A New History of the People's Republic & Hong Kong

Author: Michael Sheridan.

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Item #: D31302
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008356224
Britain's 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China represented a momentous shift of power on the world stage, and it left Hong Kong at the mercy of the authoritarian rule of the Communist Party. How did it come to this? Michael Sheridan reveals Margaret Thatcher's anguish over the island's fate, and Beijing's determination to consolidate its power. Telling the st... More
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Britain's 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China represented a momentous shift of power on the world stage, and it left Hong Kong at the mercy of the authoritarian rule of the Communist Party. How did it come to this? Michael Sheridan reveals Margaret Thatcher's anguish over the island's fate, and Beijing's determination to consolidate its power. Telling the story from the Opium Wars of the 19th century to the battle for democracy on the city's streets, Sheridan conveys what the ongoing unrest can teach us about China's bid to challenge the West.


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