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  2. History of Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    History of Hong Kong. Prehistoric era. Archaeological findings suggesting human activity in Hong Kong date back over 30,000 years. Stone tools from the Old Stone Age have ... Imperial China era (221 BC – 1841 AD) Colonial Hong Kong era (1841 – 1930s) British lease of Kowloon and the New Territories. ...

  3. It consists of Hong Kong Island, originally ceded by China to Great Britain in 1842, the southern part of the Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters (Ngong Shuen) Island (now joined to the mainland), ceded in 1860, and the New Territories, which include the mainland area lying largely to the north, together with 230 large and small offshore islands ...

  4. Hong Kong Island - Wikipedia

    Hong Kong Island comprises the following suburbs/localities of Hong Kong : Aberdeen. Admiralty. Ap Lei Chau. Big Wave Bay. Braemar Hill. Causeway Bay. Central/Chung Wan. Chai Wan. Chung Hom Kok. Cyberport.

  5. Hong Kong profile - Timeline - BBC News

    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 colony.

  6. The history of Hong Kong, visualized - National Geographic

    The history of Hong Kong, visualized. The ‘special status’ of this powerful global city is the result of two centuries of growth, turmoil, and change. Hong Kong has been wracked by a recent ...

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

    History of Hong Kong. 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 ... Hong Kong as a British Colony. One Country, Two Systems. Hong Kong & Democracy.

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

    At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong returned to Chinese control after a century and a half of British colonial rule. The handover was meant to establish a “one country, two systems ...

  9. A Timeline of Hong Kong’s History | History Hit

    Hong Kong Island became a remote part of the Chinese Empire during the rule of the first Ts’in/Qin emperors. It remained part of various Chinese dynasties for the next 2,000 years. c.1235-1279. A large number of Chinese refugees settled in the Hong Kong area, after they were driven from their homes during the Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty.

  10. History of Hong Kong Island

    Located near mouth of the Pearl River the location of Hong Kong Island has always been attractive and settlements have existed on the island since Neolithic times. But it isn't until the beginning of the British Colonial period that the island entered rapid development, which continues to this day.

  11. 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 ...