Hong Kong

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


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 the 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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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

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