Hong Kong

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Statistical Tables relating to the Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. Part XI. Fol. London, 1867.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. 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
  2. Lauture (Count d’Escayrac), Mémoires sur le Chine. 4. Paris, 1864.Google Scholar
  3. Topography of China and Neighbouring States, with Degrees of Longitude and Latitude. 8. Hong Kong, 1864.Google Scholar
  4. 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

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1869

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