China cedes Hong Kong island to Britain after the First Opium War.
China cedes Hong Kong
Second Opium War
China leases the New Territories together with 235 islands to Britain for 99 years
China leases Hong Kong
Kowloon Peninsula is ceded under the Convention of Peking, that ends the second Opium War
In 1914 despite larges amount of people fleeing from Hong Kong fearing an attack on the colony during World War I, Hong Kong's population continued to increase from 530,000 in 1916 to 725,000 in 1925 and 1.6 million by 1941.
The Great War
During World War 2 on December 25th in 1941 Japan invaded and would Occupy Hong Kong for three years and eight months
World War II
China and the United Kindom both agree Hong Kong will be given back to China in 1997 under a one country two systems
Britain and China sign Joint Declaration
China promises to honnor Hong Kong's two party system
Beijing formally ratifies Hong Kong's post-handover mini-constitution or Basic Law.
After 156 years Hong Kong is given back to China
The British flag is lowered and the Hong Kong and Chinese flags raised at midnight to signal Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty after 156 years of British rule.