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  2. British Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    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 in 1841, during the First Opium War between the British and ...

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

    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.

  4. Hong Kong ceded to the British - HISTORY

    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 ...

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    • British colonial influences that still exist in Hong Kong 25 years after the handover
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  5. British Hong Kong News

  6. The New Territories account for the rest of the area—more than 90 percent of the total. The Victoria urban district located on the barren rocks of the northwestern coast of Hong Kong Island is the place where the British first landed in 1841, and it has since been the centre of administrative and economic activities.

  7. First Opium War - Wikipedia

    In July, a typhoon struck Hong Kong, damaging British ships in the harbour and destroying some of the facilities the expedition was building on the island. The situation changed when, on 29 July, Elliot was informed that he had been replaced as Superintendent by Henry Pottinger, who arrived in Hong Kong on 10 August to begin his administration ...

  8. Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    Hong Kong was established as a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island from Xin'an County at the end of the First Opium War in 1841 then again in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New ...

  9. Winnie the Pooh horror film 'mysteriously' cancelled in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG, March 21 (Reuters) - The screening of "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey", a British slasher film due to be released in Hong Kong this week, has been cancelled for technical reasons ...