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.
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