The prime minister, Mrs Thatcher, got drunk with Maotai in China.
This is a history related to Hong Kong.
At 5:30 p.m. on December 19, 1984, China and Britain issued a joint statement at the Great Hall of the people in Beijing and officially held a signing ceremony. People from all walks of life in Hong Kong were invited to attend the signing ceremony. They witnessed the solemn ceremony. The people of the world and a billion Chinese people, including 5.5 million people in Hong Kong, all watched on the screen a very special moment in the history of China & British relations.
Before this，When the husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was about to visit China, her husband Thatcher told him again and again that she should be careful not to be drunk in China's Maotai.
At the end of the signing ceremony, Mrs. Thatcher, who was over 60 years old but still elegant and graceful, entered the banquet hall with a light step and was very happy for the Chinese and British sides to handle the issue of Hong Kong's return to China. They got a solution for Hongkong.
During the state banquet, the Chinese leaders presided over the banquet, and the national flags of the two countries were hoisted, and a toast was given during the banquet. According to the Convention, Maotai liquor was used for the banquet.
Nowadays, a bottle of Maotai is 500 dollars, which few Chinese can afford.
Mrs. Thatcher, on the one hand, was happy, and on the other, she had forgotten her husband's advice at parting. In the warm and friendly atmosphere between the guests and the host, she had three drinks in succession. After these three cups of Maotai, Mrs. Thatcher was floating, but she said insincerely, "good wine, good wine, I'm not drunk." At that time, Sir Edward Youde, the governor of Hong Kong, was worried that Margaret Thatcher would make a joke if she drank too much. He helped her back to the Diaoyutai state guesthouse with Evans, the British ambassador to China.
When Mrs. Thatcher stepped out of the banquet hall and lifted her feet down the marble ladder, she suddenly pushed aside Sir Edward Youde and Evans, who supported her, to look back on the Great Hall of the Chinese people. When she looked up at the solemn and solemn Great Hall of the people, she staggered and almost fell. Reporters from all over the world were preparing to take this shot, but Mrs. Thatcher was soon helped up by Evans and Youde, and no reporter took the shot.
When Mrs. Thatcher returned to Britain and saw that the Associated Press reported that she was drunk under the national emblem of the Great Hall of the people due to drinking Maotai, the couple couldn't help laughing.
In China, both Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are respected figures and thank them for their efforts for Hong Kong.