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Hong Kong: the last 20 years under China

This picture taken on August 27, 2015 shows the Hong Kong skyline.

July 1997

After more than 150 years as a British colony, Hong Kong is handed back to China. Beijing-backed Tung Chee-hwa, a Shanghai-born former shipping tycoon with no political experience, is sworn in as the first chief executive.

September 2002

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