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  2. Hong Kong. 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.

  4. Hong Kong Returned to China - HISTORY

    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 President Jiang Zemin and U.S ...

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  5. Hong Kong profile - Timeline - BBC News

    A chronology of key events: 1842 - China cedes Hong Kong island to Britain after the First Opium War. Over the decades, thousands of Chinese migrants fleeing domestic upheavals settle in the ...

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

    In 1984, the U.K. and China signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration outlining their plan for Hong Kong. This declaration stipulated that Hong Kong would become a part of China on July 1, 1997 ...

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

    The handover ceremony took place at midnight July 1, 1997, attended by Chinese, British and other international diplomats and representatives. Hong Kong-born Bryan Ong, a 42-year-old antique ...

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

    The government began dismissing as a relic the joint declaration with Britain that laid out conditions for Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997. A Chinese diplomat in London said the declaration ...

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

    Hong Kong History. Prehistoric Times (20,000 - 3,000 BC) There is evidence that people lived in Hong Kong about 20,000 years ago. Lots of stone tools and other objects ... Dynastic Eras (221 BC - 1841) British Colony (1841-1997) Special Administrative Region (1997-present) Hong Kong History Museums. ...

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

    Hong Kong in the Chinese Empire. Inhabited since the Stone Age, the region of Hong Kong was incorporated into Imperial China around the 2nd century BC, and its history reflected that of the mainland for the next two thousand years. Hong Kong's population originally relied on fishing, pearl farming and salt production for their income, but the ...

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