British officials ‘joked’ about moving everyone in Hong Kong to Northern Ireland

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The previously secret documents from 1983 released Friday by the National Archives show plans officials drew up to resettle 5.5 million people from Hong Kong to a new city that would be built in the middle of Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles.

The plan, according to the Belfast Telegraph, originated from a fear that the inhabitants of Hong Kong would have had no future after it was handed back to China in 1997. Read more…

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