The Handover of Hong Kong

Exclusive clip from THE HONG KONGER on the handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, 1997.

July 1, 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from the British to the Chinese. At the time of the handover, the promise from the Chinese Communist Party was to preserve the concept of “one country, two systems,” with Hong Kong retaining autonomy for 50 years.

The CCP started backing away from those promises almost immediately.

In this exclusive clip from our new documentary feature film THE HONG KONGER: JIMMY LAI’S EXTRAORDINARY STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, we tell the story of the handover and the immediate aftermath.

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