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Menu Front Page at Joint Declaration Banquet 1984

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1984

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This menu comes from his box of treasures from his days as a young and intrepid journalist. These banquet menus are often placed in the centre of the table in Chinese banquets.

Cover Invitation to Joint Declaration Signing

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This invitation comes from his box of treasures from his days as an young and intrepid journalist. This is the front cover of the invitation. 

Menu of Banquet of Joint Declaration Signing 1984

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1984

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This menu comes from his box of treasures from his days as a young and intrepid journalist.

My father recalls that the food wasn't very good at all, but there was plenty of Moutai being passed around.

Invitation to the Banquet at Joint-Declaration Signing (Chinese)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1989

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This invitation comes from his box of treasures from his days as a young and intrepid journalist.

Menu Cover at Joint Declaration Banquet 1984

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1984

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This menu comes from his box of treasures from his days as a young and intrepid journalist. These banquet menus are often placed in the centre of the table in Chinese banquets.

Invitation to the Banquet at Joint-Declaration Signing (English)

My father was a journalist covering the Sino-British talks, subsequent signing of the Joint Declaration, and finally presided over the coverage of the Handover. He sat at Table 36 in the Great Hall of the People during the banquet. This invitation comes from his box of treasures from his days as an young and intrepid journalist. This was the inserted translation of the Chinese text of the invitation.

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