Instead, the over-budget and behind-schedule project has turned into a symbol of the deteriorating political and economic relationship between Beijing and Hong Kong.
Aberdeen was an initial point of contact between British sailors and local fishermen. The name translates to "fragrant harbour" or "incense harbour". The incense was stored near Aberdeen Harbour for export before Victoria Harbour developed.
Hongkong was common untilwhen the government officially adopted the two-word form. History of Hong Kong and History of China The region is first known to have been occupied by humans during the Neolithic period, around 6, years ago.
Settlers from nearby provinces migrated to Kowloon throughout the Ming dynasty.
Though these traders were expelled after military clashes in the s,  Luso-Chinese trade relations were reestablished by Portugal later acquired a permanent lease for Macau in The Kangxi Emperor lifted the prohibition and allowed foreigners to enter Chinese ports in To counter this trade imbalance, the British sold large volumes of Indian opium to China.
Faced with a drug crisis, Qing officials pursued ever more aggressive actions to halt the opium trade. The commissioner destroyed opium stockpiles and stopped all foreign trade,  forcing a British military response and starting the First Opium War. However, both countries were dissatisfied and did not ratify this agreement.
Rapid economic improvement in the s attracted foreign investment, as potential stakeholders became more confident in the future of the colony.
Even more refugees crossed the border when the Communist Party took full control of mainland China in The public housing estate programmeICACand Mass Transit Railway were all established in the post-war decades to provide safer housing, a clean civil service, and more reliable transport.
By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our updated Cookie Notice. 1. Latest Development. Hong Kong’s economy expanded by % year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter of , after the growth of % in the preceding quarter, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of growth above the trend growth rate of % per annum in the past decade.
On the edge of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, workers are building a cavernous station that will be the terminus for one of the most expensive high-speedrail links ever constructed.
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Economic History of Hong Kong. Catherine R. Schenk, University of Glasgow. Hong Kong’s economic and political history has been primarily determined by its geographical location.
The territory of Hong Kong is comprised of two main islands (Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island) and a mainland hinterland.