Sino-British agreement and political power in Hong Kong
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Published by University of Toronto - York University Joint Centre on Modern East Asia in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Hong Kong -- International status,
  • China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 23-26.

StatementIan Scott.
SeriesCanada and the Pacific. Working paper -- no. 44, Canada and the Pacific. Working paper series -- no. 44
LC ClassificationsJX4084H66 S36 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. --
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16888324M

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