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The British and Hong Kong
A look at the historic British interests in Hong Kong.
# 143996 | 2,750 words | 10 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in History (Asian) , History (British)

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This paper examines the British relationship with Hong Kong, especially as it relates to the island's ultimate handover to China. Additionally, the paper discusses the opium trade and how Britain came to acquire Hong Kong as a result of interest in it.

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" As a small island on the south-east coast of China, Hong Kong became Britain's most important acquisition in 1842 after the defeat of China in the Opium War by the British. Whereas colonies typically become the possession of the colonizing country through a variety of economic, political, diplomatic and military maneuvers, rarely are drugs initially..."

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