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  2. History of Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    The Qing dynasty ceded Hong Kong to the British Empire in 1842 through the treaty of Nanjing, ending the First Opium War. Hong Kong then became a British crown colony. Britain also won the Second Opium War, forcing the Qing Empire to cede Kowloon in 1860, while leasing the New Territories for 99 years from 1898.

  3. British Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    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. 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”...

  5. - BBC Newsround Hong Kong and the UK: What's the history between the two? 4 June 2020 Getty Images There's a lot in the news at the moment about Hong Kong and the protests happening...

  6. How did the British rule Hong Kong? – HISTORY IN POLITICS

    Hong Kong was a British colony from 1841 to 1997. How it was actually run is rarely discussed, especially nowadays. Let’s look at some key features of the British administration in the early 20th century (1900 – 1941) before it was captured by the Japanese.

  7. Hong Kong ceded to the British - HISTORY

    1841 Hong Kong ceded to the British During the First Opium War, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British with the signing of the Chuenpi Convention, an agreement seeking an...

  8. Hong Kong's handover: How the UK returned it to China

    What led to the handover? Britain first took over Hong Kong island in 1842, after defeating China in the First Opium War. After the Second Opium War, Beijing was forced to also cede Kowloon in...

  9. CHRONOLOGY: Timeline of 156 years of British rule in Hong Kong

    4 Min Read (Reuters) - Split between a densely populated mainland and over 200 islands in the South China Sea, the small, strategic territory of Hong Kong was under British rule for 156...

  10. It allowed holders of British National (Overseas), or BNO, passports, which were issued to Hong Kong residents before 1997 - when Hong Kong was handed back to China - to apply for a special type ...

  11. Handover of Hong Kong | Ceremony, Effects, & 1997 | Britannica

    handover of Hong Kong, transfer of the British crown colony of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, ending 156 years of British rule. After a formal handover ceremony on July 1, 1997, the colony became the Hong Kong special administrative region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China .