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Hong Kong Deadline #536837

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Hong Kong) Preparations for China's assumption of control of Hong Kong when Britain's lease expires in 1997 examined; current role of Ever Bright Industrial Company head Wang Quang Ying examined. [WANG - (thru translator) claims maintaining colony's existing system will benefit China's economy structure.] Importance of financial community's confidence in China's handling of Hong Kong explained; current uncertainty noted affecting economy affairs here. Details given. [British foreign secretary Geoffrey HOWE - believes continued British admin. is unrealistic.] British takeover of Hong Kong and formation of Jardine Matheson and Company, Limited recalled; Jardine Matheson, most powerful company in colony, said moving its legal residence to Bermuda. [WANG - (thru translator) considers himself a member of national bourgeoisie and patriot.] Historical significance of communist China's acquisition of Hong Kong considered.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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