BOOK REVIEW: The Gate to China: A New History of the People’s Republic & Hong Kong

by Michael Sheridan, published by William Collins, hardcover, US$2995 from Amazon

Reviewed by: Michael O’Neill

“The Gate to China” is a well-written and researched book about Hong Kong from its foundation until the present day. The core is a detailed account of the negotiations between China and Britain before the handover in 1997, and events since then.

“I wish to goodness that our forbears had not signed a lease but had held the terr…

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