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  2. British Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    Hong Kong was a Crown colony of the United Kingdom and maintained an administration roughly modelled after the Westminster system. The Letters Patent formed the constitutional basis of the colonial government and the Royal Instructions detailed how the territory should be governed and organised.

  3. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1841 to 1941 and again from 1945 to 1997. In 1839 in the First Opium War, Britain invaded China and one its first acts was to occupy Hong Kong. What...

  4. Hong Kong ceded to the British - HISTORY

    Britain’s new colony flourished as an East-West trading center and as the commercial gateway and distribution center for southern China. In 1898, Britain was granted an additional 99 years of...

    • British colonial influences that still exist in Hong Kong 25 years after the handover
    • Hong Kong, the British colony in 1961
    • Tea, drugs and war: Hong Kong's British history explained - BBC News
    • How 156 years of British rule shaped Hong Kong
  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hong Kong: The Permanent Colony - The Atlantic

    The British colonial government in Hong Kong began developing sedition regulations in the 1840s, according to Fu Hualing, the dean of the University of Hong Kong’s law school and the...

  8. 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.

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

    Hong Kong was a British colony from 1841 to 1997 – well over 150 years. But 20 years since the handover back to Chinese sovereignty, how much of a lasting impact have the British made? Here are some of Hong Kong’s best British bits that are still around today. Language Perhaps Britain’s greatest export – the English language.

  10. Battle of Hong Kong - Wikipedia

    The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II. On the same morning as the attack on Pearl Harbor , forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the British Crown colony of Hong Kong , without declaring war against the ...