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HONG KONG HISTORY - HONG KONG HISTORY

In the 17th century the Manchus ruled all China.

In 1685 China's main prosperous exports were of its teas, silks and porcelain and that was the main means of business in the area.

In the late 18th century the Chinese would buy opium, which they imported from India. It didn’t last long and the emperor ended the lucrative practice. That is when expansion of economic trade happened in the region,

The Anglo-Chinese War of 1839-42 (known as the Opium War) and China then gave Hong Kong island to the British in 1841.

In 1997 Hong Kong was transferred back to China. "One country, two systems." Was promised by the Chinese government.

At one tiem Hong Kong was only gateway to trade with China. Now there are now many more ports of entry.

In 2004 the city suffered tremendous loss from the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in early 2003.

It is today quite a prosperous region. The population of Hong Kong is phenomenal. Many people love the area and would never leave. The tourism industry does quite well as many visitors from all over come to the area every year. There are plenty of reasons to love the Hong Kong area and just to name of few, the scenery is beautiful and the culture of the area is fantastic.

Take in all you can as you visit this fabulous land and be sure to learn as much about Hong Kong as possible. Its people are as interesting as its vast history. Talk with them and learn all about there way of life. It is quite an experience and we know you will love your stay in the city.

 

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