The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Foreign Secretary (1989)

Mr Major’s Comments Following his Meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister – 30 July 1989

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments following his meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, made in Paris on 30th July 1989.


The Chinese Foreign Minister is in no doubt about our concerns, no doubt about the need to restore confidence in Hong Kong and discussions with the Joint Liaison Group will continue in September and at a later stage this year.