Sunday, November 02, 2008


Hong Kong History Clip

by Sara Clark 1st hr. World History


Hong Kong has had human activity for hundreds of years. It dates back over five millennia. There was also early influences from Chinese stone-age cultures. The East India Company made the first trips to China, and trade developed soon after that. Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the First Opium War under the treaty of Nanking. In the 19th and 20th centuries Hong Kong developed warehouses for the U.K. trade with southern China.

After World War II, communists took over China. Thousands of people fled from China to Hong Kong. This helped Hong Kong become such an economic success and tourism center. In 1997, China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending the years of British rule.


谢谢您=Thank you Sara for your entry...you have earned 10 Cantonese points toward your UNIT #3 test...HOT DOG!!!

1 comment:

Bing Zhao (Sandy) 5th W.H. said...

尖沙嘴--旺角(tsimshatsui--wangjiao) is located at the south tip of Kowloon peninsula, it is the most important business center, tourist area and shopping paradise. in addition, the area is equipped with many cultural and educational center, for example, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Space Museum, Hong Kong History Museum and Hong Kong Science Building...etc. The most famous scenic spot at Tsimshatsui includes Star Light Main Road and Tsimshatsui Seashore. The Seashore appreciates the Victoria Port Night scene. Tsimshatsui is an centralized area in international famous shop, and it is also the shopping area which the tourists will surely visits. Like the ones who buys and sells the cosmetics, should not missed the Cosmetics Special Shop located at the Harbor City and Jia Lian Wei Lao Dao.