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London Report

United Kingdom

Art at the handover

Kitty Lamain

HE KUN, The Lotus Eaters, 1996, woodblock print, Blunden Oriental, London.

It's not that the British felt terribly distraught at the return of Hong Kong - although without doubt there were those who were. It is characteristic of the majority of dealings with China that media emphasis is on economics and politics, and rarely takes account of culture. In Britain, in the run up to the handover, it was the former that dominated questions being raised and explored in the news. Cultural events surrounding…

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