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Posted By: Grab
12-Nov-02 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: British Rule.The vote
Subject: RE: BS: British Rule.The vote
Hong Kong is a very different matter, McGrath. Hong Kong was only ever leased by the UK. Its lease ran out, and political changes meant that the lease could not be renewed so it reverted to the lender. By the same token, the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay is only leased from the Cuban government.