The colony of Hong Kong, formerly an integral part of China, was ceded to Great Britain in January 1841; the cession was confirmed by the treaty of Nankin, in August, 1842; and the charter bears date April 5, 1843. Hong Kong is mainly a factory for British commerce with China, and a military and naval station for the protection of that commerce.
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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Hong Kong
1. Official Publications
- Report of Governor Sir Richard Graves MacDonnall, dated Hong Kong, October 29, 1867; in ‘Reports showing the present state of H. M.’s Colonial Possessions.’ Part III. Eastern Colonies. Fol. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Statistical Abstract for the several Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom in each year from 1852 to 1866. No. IV. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Statistical Tables relating to the Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. Part XI. Fol. London, 1867.Google Scholar
2. Non-Official Publications
- Dennys (N. B.) and Mayers (W.T.), China and Japan; a Complete Guide to the Open Ports of those Countries; together with Peking, Yeddo, Hong Kong and Macao. 8. London, 1867.Google Scholar
- Lauture (Count d’Escayrac), Mémoires sur le Chine. 4. Paris, 1864.Google Scholar
- Topography of China and Neighbouring States, with Degrees of Longitude and Latitude. 8. Hong Kong, 1864.Google Scholar
- Wells (S. Williams), The Chinese Commercial Guide; containing Treatise, Tariffs, Regulations, Tables, and c., useful in the trade to China and Eastern Asia. Fifth ed. 8. Hong Kong, 1863.Google Scholar