Ex-Hong Kong governor urged Britain to oppose citizenship requirements for top advisors and judges in 1989, soliciting concessions from the People’s Liberation Authority, declassed Pers show

Ex-Hong Kong governor urged Britain to oppose citizenship requirements for top advisors and judges in 1989, soliciting concessions from the People’s Liberation Authority, declassed Pers show




In 1989, the British government rejected calls by then-Hong Kong Governor David Wilson to resign a proposed constitutional requirement that high-level judges and high-level government advisers be Chinese citizens after the city was surrendered to issue a statement declaring they exercised their rights to deploy a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong in peacetime after recognizing that there was “no real prospect” of …

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In 1989, the British government rejected calls by then-Hong Kong Governor David Wilson to resign a proposed constitutional requirement that high-level judges and high-level government advisers be Chinese citizens after the city was surrendered to issue a statement declaring they exercised their rights to deploy a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong in peacetime after recognizing that there was “no real prospect” of …

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