"A History Lesson" Hong Kong Favorite Tip by deeper_blue

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Favorite thing: Hong Kong has a unique and colourful history, shaped by the Chinese and British and briefly the Japanese. Prior to the British arrival, Hong Kong was merely a fishing port, China later ceded the Island and Kowloon to Britain and in 1898 they also leased the New Territories on a 99 year deal but in 1997 all the land was given back to China as a special administrative region after it was proved Britain used unfair tactics to secure the land. Today traces of British influence are still present but fading as Chinese culture is quickly reestablishing itself.

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  • Written Jul 17, 2008
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