‘The Journey’s End – Giving Back Hong Kong’
‘The Journey’s End – Giving Back Hong Kong’ A Perspective through Chronology
1830’s British East India Company establishes first Tea estate in Assam, India
1839-42- 1st Opium War.
1842 - China & Britain sign The Treaty of Nanking.
1858 - China and Britain sign Treaty of Tientsin
1856-60 - 2nd Opium War-Treaty of Beijing signed.
1898 - Lease Extension of 99 years for Hong Kong Island, Kowloon & New Territories.
1903 - British exports of Opium to China come to an end
1912 - China becomes a Republic
1939-45 - World War 2
1941-45 - Japan occupies Hong Kong
1945 - Britain regains Hong Kong from Japan
Commissioner Lin Zexu
Suggested Places of Interest
St Johns’ Cathedral (Hong Kong)
Haw Par Mansion
Man Mo Temple
Suggested Historical Sources
The Sino British Joint Declaration
Hong Kong Handover Timeline