Hong Kong Presentation - English Colonialism of Hong Kong Background Since 1820 opium trade causing extreme social and economic disruption 1839 Britain

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English Colonialism of Hong Kong
Background Since 1820, opium trade causing extreme social and economic disruption 1839: Britain invades China First Opium War, (Anglo-Chinese War) 1839-1842
Hong Kong ceded to British January 20 th , 1841 1842, Treaty of Nanjing signed Gave Hong Kong to British Established “fair tariff” Allowed British merchants to trade at 5 “treaty ports”
Britain’s New Colony Flourished as trading center and commercial gateway for southern China

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