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20 years on: Looking back at the front pages of 1 July 1997

by Chris Chan on 2017-06-30T15:40:00+08:00 | Comments

As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Handover, it is fascinating to look back at what was written on the front pages of various newspapers on that historic day. Through the Library's recently-acquired and rich collections of electronic historical newspapers, doing so is very easy! Here is a small selection, together with links through to the databases.

South China Morning Post - The Handover

Front page of the South China Morning Post, 1 July 1997


The Times - Final farewell to Hong Kong

Front page of the Times, 1 July 1997


The New York Times - China resumes control of Hong Kong, concluding 156 years of British rule

For free access to all historical editions of the NY Times via the Times Machine, eligible HKBU users can sign up for a free Pass

Front page of New York Times, 1 July 1997

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