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  1. Hong Kong was a colony and later a dependent territory of the British Empire from 1841 to 1997, apart from a period of occupation under the Japanese Empire from 1941 to 1945 during the Pacific War. The colonial period began with the British occupation of Hong Kong Island in 1841, during the First Opium War between the British and the Qing dynasty.

    British Hong Kong - Wikipedia

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  3. British Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Hong_Kong

    Hong Kong was a colony and later a dependent territory of the British Empire from 1841 to 1997, apart from a period of occupation under the Japanese Empire from 1941 to 1945 during the Pacific War. The colonial period began with the British occupation of Hong Kong Island in 1841, during the First Opium War between the British and the Qing dynasty.

  4. Hong Kong ceded to the British - HISTORY

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    On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was peaceably handed over to China in a ceremony attended by numerous Chinese and British dignitaries. The chief executive under the new Hong Kong government, Tung Chee ...

  5. Hong Kong's timeline since the 1997 British handover to China

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    Hong Kong had been a British colony since 1841, when it was occupied by British forces during the first Opium War. China’s Qing Dynasty signed it over to the British the following year in the ...

  6. Why Did China Lease Hong Kong to Britain? - ThoughtCo

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    Hong Kong was first incorporated into China in 243 BCE, during the Warring States period and as the Qin state was beginning to grow in power. It remained almost constantly under Chinese control for the next 2,000 years. In 1842, under British Queen Victoria's expansionist rule, Hong Kong became known as British Hong Kong.

  7. How Hong Kong Came Under 'One Country, Two Systems' Rule

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    Hong Kong first came under Chinese rule during the Qin Dynasty in the third century B.C., and it remained a part of the Chinese Empire for about 2,000 years. But between 1842 and 1898, the British ...

  8. What Remains of British Influence Still Exist in Hong Kong

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    Just like the British, Hong Kong still drives on the left side of the road. This is unlike mainland China, where they drive on the right. The reason being, Britain was the dominant global power when vehicle traffic started to take off in the early 1900s, and laws stated that, for British colonies, all vehicles must drive on the left.

  9. British Hong Kong - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

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    British Hong Kong. British Hong Kong ( Chinese: 英屬香港) was a colony and British Dependent Territory of the United Kingdom. It was Hong Kong when it was controlled as part of the British Empire. The British governed Hong Kong from 1841 to 1997, except for a small amount of time when the Japanese took over Hong Kong during World War II.

  10. Hong Kong, special administrative region (Pinyin: tebie xingzhengqu; Wade-Giles romanization: t’e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch’ü) of China, located to the east of the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang) estuary on the south coast of China. The region is bordered by Guangdong province to the north and the South China Sea to the east, south, and west. It consists of Hong Kong Island, originally ceded by China ...

  11. British Consulate General Hong Kong - GOV.UK

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    British Consulate-General Hong Kong. 24/7 support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call + (852) 2901 3000. Public access to the Consulate-General is by ...