Declassified: China halted talks on new Hong Kong airport to stop Martin Lee’s appointment to top gov’t body

China refused to continue negotiations over Hong Kong’s new airport in 1992 unless plans to appoint democratic leader Martin Lee to the city’s top government advisory committee were dropped, according to UK files declassified on Tuesday. Lee was a leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement following the Beijing Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. After the massacre, he […]