Hong Kong

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The colony of Hong Kong, formerly an integral part of China, was ceded to Great Britain in January 1841; the cession was confirmed by the treaty of Nankin, in August 1842; and the charter bears date April 5, 1843. Hong Kong is mainly a factory for British commerce with China, and a military and naval station for the protection of that commerce.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Hong Kong

1. Official Publications

  1. Report of Governor Sir Richard Graves MacDonnall, dated Hong Kong, October 29, 1867; in ‘Reports showing the present state of H. M.’s Colonial Possessions.’ Partili. Eastern Colonies. Fol. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  2. Statistical Abstract for the several Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom in each year from 18,33 to 1867. No. V. London, 1869.Google Scholar
  3. Statistical Tables relating to the Colonial and other Possessions of the United Kingdom. Part XII. Fol. London, 1868.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Dennys (N. B.) and Mayers (W.T.), China and Japan: a Complete Guide to the Open Ports of those Countries; together with Peking, Yeddo, Hong Kong and Macao. 8. London, 1867.Google Scholar
  2. Lauture (Count d Escayrac), Mémoires sur le Chine. 4. Paris, 1864.Google Scholar
  3. Topography of China and Neighbouring States, with Degrees of Longitude and Latitude. 8. Hong Kong, 1864.Google Scholar
  4. Wells (S. Williams), Chinese Commercial Guide. 8. Hong Kong, 1863.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1870

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  • Frederick Martin

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