Revolution at midnight: Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Hong Kong (©Mike Heneghan/Flickr)

Marijke van der Meer examines the future of Hong Kong on the eve of its return into the Chinese fold on July 1, 1997. She meets the locals: a legislator, a businessman, an asylum seeker, a dissident and the last British governor, Chris Patten. How do they see Hong Kong’s future under Beijing’s rule? And what do they expect from the “one country, two systems” concept”? 

Producer: Marijke van der Meer

Broadcast: July 1, 1997