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Is Hong Kong Part of China

Hong Kong has been Chinese territory since ancient times, dating back to the Qin Shi Huang period.

Night view of Hong Kong
Night view of Hong Kong

Today, Hong Kong is a highly prosperous international metropolis. Together with New York and London, it is known as the “Port of Nurem”. It is the third-largest financial center in the world and is known as the “Pearl of the East”.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

However, Hong Kong has a history of being occupied for more than 100 years.

On January 26, 1841, during the First Opium War, the British captured Hong Kong Island, and gradually encroached on Hong Kong.

Hong Kong was ceded to the United Kingdom under the “Nanjing Treaty”, “China-British Treaty of Beijing” and “Special Provisions on the Extension of Hong Kong’s Sites”.

Pictures of signing scene, Nanjing Treaty
Pictures of signing scene, Nanjing Treaty

August 29, 1842

With the signing of the “Nanjing Treaty”, China ceded Hong Kong Island.

Pictures of signing scene, China-British Treaty of Beijing
Pictures of signing scene, China-British Treaty of Beijing

October 24, 1860

With the signing of the “China-British Treaty on Beijing”, China ceded the “Kowloon Division Local No.1 Area” to Britain, that is, the area south of Boundary Street, Kowloon Peninsula.

Picture after signing  Zhantuo Hongkong Boundary Rule
Picture after signing Zhantuo Hongkong Boundary Rule

June 9, 1898

Signed the “Zhantuo Hongkong Boundary Rule”, China will lease the rest of the Kowloon Peninsula outside Tsim Sha Tsui in 1860 by the British, that is, the northern part of Kowloon Peninsula Boundary Street and the 262 islands attached to it. During the lease period, the leased land is under British jurisdiction.

Streets of Hong Kong
Streets of Hong Kong

Ever since that, Hong Kong was fallen into the hands of great powers and was not taken back by China until July 1, 1997.

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Nancy Huang
I'm a journalist in Shenzhen, China. I have been working in several news agencies in China since 2008.


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