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Hong Kong. By: Doug Ott. Opium war. The British defeated the Chinese in the Opium war As part of the Treaty of Nanjing, the island of Hong Kong was given to the British. Colonial Hong Kong. When the British originally gained Hong Kong, it was a rocky and undeveloped island

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Hong Kong

By: Doug Ott


Opium war

Opium war

  • The British defeated the Chinese in the Opium war

  • As part of the Treaty of Nanjing, the island of Hong Kong was given to the British


Colonial hong kong

Colonial Hong Kong

  • When the British originally gained Hong Kong, it was a rocky and undeveloped island

  • There were also many conflict with western and eastern culture mixing


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Colonial Hong Kong

  • Mainly a fishing village prior to European involvement

  • Where punished Chinese officials would be sent by the government

  • Little natural recourses


British trade

British Trade

  • Was built up by the British to be a central hub for their trading efforts

  • Hong Kong was a place for their ships to dock and unload their goods


Japanese occupation

Japanese Occupation

  • Japan attacked the island of Hong Kong the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 8 1941)

  • The Japanese occupied the island for a period of 3 years and 8 months until August 15, 1945


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Japanese Occupation

  • During the Japanese occupation, the population dropped from 1.6 million to 600,000

  • Due to the 1949 communist takeover of China, the population boomed once again


1950 s

1950’s

  • The 1950’s were a time of great growth for Hong Kong

  • Many large building were built for relocating businesses from other Chinese cities such as Shanghai

  • This was due to the Communist takeover of China in 1949


Industrialization 1960 s

Industrialization-1960’s

  • In an effort to rebuild its economy, Hong Kong turned to manufacturing

  • One industry that benefited form the industrialization was the textile industry that grew a great deal


70 s and 80 s

70’s and 80’s

  • The Quality of life in Hong Kong continued to rise during this time period

  • Also, the economy continued to grow with just about everything in Hong Kong


British handover to china

British Handover to China

  • After long talks that went on for years, the island of Hong Kong was finally agreed upon to be handed over on July 1, 1997

  • Many Chinese living in Hong Kong welcomed the new government


Hong kong

Hong Kong

  • Under British rule, Hong Kong had grown into a center of business and trade for the far east

  • Many people were not sure what to expect from the Chinese government


Economy

Economy

  • Many business leaders were not sure what to think of the Chinese government’s takeover

  • The People’s Republic of China promised not to change the economy of Hong Kong for 50 years

  • Many were still not comfortable with this and moved elsewhere


Hong kong today

Hong Kong Today

  • Population of 7 Million

  • 95 percent ethnic Chinese

  • Follows the policy of “One country, two systems”

  • Free Market Economy


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Hong Kong Today

  • One of the world’s largest financial centers

  • Hong Kong Dollar- World’s ninth most traded currency

  • Official policy states that Hong Kong has a “High Degree of Autonomy”, except for military defense and foreign relations


The end

The End

By: Doug Ott

Period 2

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