Hong Kong

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Crown Colony of Hong Kong was ceded by China to Great Britain in Jan. 1841; the cession was confirmed by the treaty of Nanking in Aug. 1842, and the charter bears date 5 April 1843. Since then Hong Kong has been under British administration, with the exception of the period from 25 Dec. 1941 to 30 Aug. 1945, when it was occupied by the Japanese.


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Books of Reference

  1. statistical information. The Census and Statistics Department is responsible for the preparation and collation of Government statistics. These statistics are published mainly in the Special Supplement No. 4 to the Hong Kong Government Gazette at the end of each month; the Special Supplement are also available in a collected annual edition. The Department publish monthly trade statistics and economic indicators. The Commerce and Industry Department issues an annual review of overseas trade. Statistical information is also published in the annua) reports of Government departments. Full details of all Government publications are obtainable from the Government Printer, North Point, Hong Kong. The Trade Development Council issues a monthly Hong Kong Enterprise.Google Scholar
  2. Hong Kong Report for the Year 1971. Hong Kong Government Press, 1972Google Scholar
  3. Hong Kong Bibliography. Hong Kong Government Press, 1965Google Scholar
  4. Endacott, G. B., A History of Hong Kong. OUP, 1958.—Government and people in Hong Kong, 1841–1962. A constitutional history. OUP, 1965Google Scholar
  5. Szcepanik, E. F., The Economic Growth of Hong Kong. OUP, 1958Google Scholar
  6. Tregear, T. R., Land Use in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Univ. Press, 1958.—Hong Kong Gazetteer. Hong Kong Univ. Press, 1958.—The Development of Hong Kong as told in Maps. Hong Kong Univ. Press, 1959Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1972

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