HONG KONG 1898 (Vc)
Map (Hong Kong): considered to be in the public domain-
xxxxxAs we have seen, the Island of Hong Kong -
xxxxxThe colony was invaded and occupied by the Japanese from 1941 to 1945 (during the Second World War), and in 1984 an agreement was reached between Britain and China whereby the full sovereignty of the islands, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories would be passed to China at the expiry of the lease in 1997. The British withdrew in that year, but the Chinese agreed that the territory would be governed as “a special administrative region” wherein it retained its own currency and taxation system, and maintained its free port status.
The old and the new!