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TImeline HOng KOng
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Discussing The Handover
Rags to Richies
1953 ~ Shep Kip Mei Fire
The Japanese invaded China. Much of China was occupied by the Japanese forces
The Japanese ruled China for 3 years and 8 months
Also known as Second Opium War
Called arrow war because the ship is called arrow
Building Hong Kong Landmarks
British started to build buildings, Happy Valley racecourse is one of the earliest things built by the British.
The Treaty of Nanking
British was given 21 million ounces of silver in exchange for the opium
James Breimer took formal possession of Hong Kong and was given knighthood by the queen.
The First Opium War
First started when Europe traded Opium to china for silk, tea, and many other things.
Lin Zexu stopped food supplies for 6 weeks, many people died from starvation.
Emperor Jia Qing
He banned opium trade completely, the population is less because people died from opium
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