On this day in 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereingty after being a British colony for 99 years. The negotiations for the handover and begun back in the 1980’s when Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiao-ping were in power in their respective nations. Those negotiations culminated in a lavish handover ceremony in Hong Kong on […]
During my last year living in China, I had the opportunity to visit Macau a few times, and I grew to love the city — the old city, away from the casinos. It’s in the old city where you can see the legacy of Portuguese rule, such as St. Dominic’s Church.
I’m starting a new “Friday Photo” series. Every Friday I will post a picture. To kick things off, here is one of my favorites, taken in Macau in 2011.
Way back in 1997 I was the director of a Chinese language program at a major university in Changchun. As the semester was coming to an end, one of the students (they were all Americans) let me know that he needed to go to Hong Kong at the end of June. This was back in […]