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A Question For The Estimable Mr. Murray

From a reader:

Did Thatcher lose Hong Kong because of the Falklands war? One thing I read a few years ago was that the Chinese didn’t want to look weak so quickly after Argentina’s big mistake, and thus took a hard position on the 1997 expiration of the lease.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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