To ‘educate’ Deng Xiaoping in capitalism : Thatcher’s visit to China and the future of Hong Kong in 1982. / Mark, Chi-Kwan.

In: Cold War History, Vol. 17, No. 2, 27.12.2015, p. 161-180.

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To ‘educate’ Deng Xiaoping in capitalism : Thatcher’s visit to China and the future of Hong Kong in 1982. / Mark, Chi-Kwan.

In: Cold War History, Vol. 17, No. 2, 27.12.2015, p. 161-180.

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