This is a book about Hong Kong and China, as seen through the eyes of its most influential people: its Super Group. These, the elite in a city of power, mystery, wealth and, now, uncertainty, number among them Anson Chan, Chief Secretary; Baroness Dunn, Senior Member of the Executive Council; Dr. Stanley Ho, 'Casino King' of Macao; Li Ka Shing, recently listed the world's sixteenth wealthiest individual; Martin Lee, democracy activist; and Sally Aw Sian, Chief Executive of the largest circulation Chinese language newspaper with worldwide distribution. With great candour and generosity, they share their experiences past and present, and their expectations for the 1997 transition to mainland Chinese rule and beyond, ranging from dark pessimism to dazzling hope.
Lord Snowdon is an internationally famous photographer whose work has appeared in magazines around the world. His previous books include London, Private View, Assignments, Personal View, Sittings 1979-1983, Isreal: A First View, Stills 1984-1987 and Public Appearances 1987-1991. He lives in London.