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Hong Kong celebrates first decade under Chinese rule

Hong Kong celebrates first decade under Chinese rule
Hong Kong has marked its first decade under Chinese rule. On July 1, 1997, Britain returned the overseas territory to China after administering it for more than 150 years. But now the city is celebrating the end of a turbulent decade and the success of th

The agreement with China allowed Hong Kong to keep its capitalist economy and British-style legal system.

Thousands packed the shores of the harbour to watch around $US 2 MLN worth of fireworks exploded in a riot of colour above the world famous skyline.

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