1970s in Hong Kong
underwent many changes that shaped its future. Economically, it reinvented itself from a manufacturing base into a financial centre. The market also began leaning toward corporations and franchises.
Political talks about the Second Convention of Peking
resurfaced in the early 70s. The New Territories
land lease agreement would end within 27 years in 1997. Then-Governor of Hong Kong Murray MacLehose
began visiting Beijing
to talk about the future of Hong Kong with PRC
The British government envisioned the possibility of extending the land lease agreement for many more years, thus shelving the problem for a long time. The fact was far from the vision, as the British and the PRC were engaged in a long and uncompromising negotiation eventually involving Margaret Thatcher
. What was supposed to be a negotiation on extending the lease deal became a post-colonial framework timeline.
The Metric System
was adopted under the 1976 Metrication Ordinance
. Subsequently many of the wet markets
and traditional Chinese medicine
shops used the old Chinese system
for at least another decade.
The Hong Kong government introduced the 6-year free compulsory education
in 1971, and expanded it to 9-year in 1978Eh Net. "." Hong Kong History.
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