Hong Kong Handover Ceremony 1997: Jet Li & Co 1997 Hong Kong Handover Ceremony , Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Steven Chow performed lion dance at 1997 Hong Kong


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Hong Kong Handover Ceremony 1997

Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Steven Chow performed in the lion dance at the handover ceremony.
Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Steven Chow performed in the lion dance at the handover ceremony.

Sorry about the quality, but this was originally in SLP/EP mode on VHS. Of the handover videos, unfortunately this part has the most jumps in the original material.
Governor's Speech at Farewell Ceremony of Hong Kong Handover 30 June 1997
by Christopher Patten

For Hong Kong as a whole, today is cause for celebration not sorrow. But here and there, perhaps there will be a touch of personal sadness as is true for any departure, a point to which I shall return.

History is not just a matter of dates. What makes history is what comes before and what comes after the dates that we all remember. The story of this great city is about the years before this night, and the years
FAQ rulebritannia1
Q: We did not retreat we left with pride and dignity and fear for friends in Hong Kong
sasalove2a
A: No point to argue. The word Retreat can have different meanings. That's bad about the English language. It depends on whether you define the word positively or negatively. That's your choice. Cheers.

Chinese PLA march into Hong Kong 1 July 1997
中國人民解放軍1997年進駐香港

英國撤離 British Retreat 1997
英國撤離 British Retreat 1997
Hong Kong Handover
Chris Patten Prince Cha
Moments before midnight on July 1 1997, the Union Jack and the British colonial flag of Hong Kong was removed with the British empire's national anthem "God save the Queen" to mark the end of Britain's rule in Hong Kong and the Chinese flag was raised with the "The volunteer's March" to officially mark the start of Chinese rule in Hong Kong