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  2. 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.

  3. History of Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    The region of Hong Kong has been inhabited since the Old Stone Age, later becoming part of the Chinese Empire with its loose incorporation into the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC). Starting out as a farming fishing village and salt production site, it became an important free port and eventually a major international financial center. [1]

  4. Hong Kong profile - Timeline - BBC News

    1950s - Hong Kong enjoys economic revival based on light industries such as textiles. Getty Images Japanese forces seized Hong Kong in 1941 1960s - Social discontent and labour disputes...

  5. Hong Kong Returned to China - HISTORY

    Hong Kong returned to China At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese...

  6. How Hong Kong Came Under 'One Country, Two Systems ... - HISTORY

    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.

  7. Behind China’s Takeover of Hong Kong - The New York Times

    Since that law took force one year ago, Beijing has unleashed a stampede of actions to bring Hong Kong into political lock step with the Chinese Communist Party: arresting activists, seizing...

  8. Hong Kong Timeline: A history under China's rule after the ...

    Hong Kong Timeline: A history under China's rule after the 1997 handover World Hong Kong's 25 years under China: Protests, politics and tightening laws Here are some of the key events...

  9. History of Hong Kong - Past, present and future

    After the Chinese Revolution of 1911 and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912, Hong Kong became a political refuge for Chinese exiles from the mainland. In 1937, during China's war with Japan over Manchuria, it again became a place of asylum for hundreds of thousands of Chinese people displaced by the Japanese invasion.

  10. Hong Kong History, History of Hong Kong - China Highlights

    There is evidence that people lived in Hong Kong about 20,000 years ago. Lots of stone tools and other objects have been found. On tiny Ma Wan Island next to Lantau Island, a Neolithic burial site was found. It dates to the latter part of the Neolithic era. The skeletons date to about 3,000 BC. Pottery was found also. Dynastic Eras (221 BC - 1841)

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