Twenty years ago Hong Kong was handed over to the People’s Republic of China.

In 1997, the British handed over sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China. The footage shows the Union Jack being lowered in the courtyard of the residence of the territory’s British governor, Chris Patten.

Selection of clips

  • Hong Kong flag

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 13H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: monday 30/06/1997
  • GB Hong Kong Ceremony

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 13H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: monday 30/06/1997
  • Ceremonies in Hong Kong

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 13H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: monday 30/06/1997
  • Chinese Hong Kong

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 13H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: monday 30/06/1997
  • Hong Kong flag troops

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 20H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: monday 30/06/1997
  • Hong Kong the red

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 13H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: tuesday 01/07/1997
  • Fireworks/Hong Kong

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 20H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: tuesday 01/07/1997
  • New Governor Hong Kong

  • Programme title: F2 Le Journal 20H
  • Collection: A2 / France 2
  • First broadcast date: tuesday 01/07/1997
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