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Why the British handed over Hong Kong to China

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Why the British handed over Hong Kong to China On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong changed its status from a British colony to a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. The handover took place formally on the previous day with the participation of the leading representatives of the two powers, Prince Charles on the one hand and by President Jiang Zemin on the other. But why did the British hand over Hong Kong to China? What preceded this act? Read more

Why was Jan Hus burned

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Why was Jan Hus burned As a reformer of the Roman Catholic Church, Jan Hus was a great critic of it. He especially criticized the moral decline of the church and preached his teachings to the general public. His role model was the English philosopher and theologian John Wycliffe. Read more