- Feb 2016
We had no choice. We had a contract with China on the lease of land so we're legally obliged to hand it back. China wanted it as it was a wealthy and successful powerhouse. So diplomatically there was nothing.The UK never should have handed it over to communist China
And 40 odd years of army and navy cuts have meant a military solution would have been impossible.
So if we had refused China would have rolled in with its army and Navy and what ever meagre resistance would have been quashed.