Death of Sir Percy Cradock

October 26, 1923 - January 22, 2010
London, England | Age 86

UK diplomat and China specialist dies at 86
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By ROBERT BARR, Associated Press Writer


Sir Percy Cradock, the British diplomat who negotiated terms for returning Hong Kong to Chinese rule, has died at 86, his family said.

Cradock died on Jan. 22 following a brief illness, the family announced in The Times newspaper on Thursday.

Cradock was first posted to Hong Kong in 1961, then moved to Beijing the following year. After a stint in London, he was posted to Beijing again from 1966-69, and was taken...

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