HISTORY. The Crown Colony of Hong Kong was ceded by China to Great Britain in Jan. 1841 ; the cession was confirmed by the treaty of Nanking in Aug. 1842, and the charter bears date 5 April 1843. Since then Hong Kong has been under British administration, with the exception of the period from 25 Dec. 1941 to 30 Aug. 1945, when it was occupied by the Japanese.
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- Statistical Information. The Census and Statistics Department is responsible for the preparation and collation of Government statistics. These statistics are published mainly in the Special Supplement No. 4 to the Hong Kong Government Gazette at the end of each month; the Special Supplement are also available in a collected annual edition. The Department publish monthly trade statistics and economic indicators. The Commerce and Industry Department issues an annual review of overseas trade. Statistical information is also published in the annual reports of Government departments. Full details of all Government publications are obtainable from the Information Services Department, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. The Trade Development Council issues a monthly Hong Kong Enterprise.Google Scholar
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