Hong Kong

China--Hong Kong Photo Gallery


These are but just a few of the 233 photos in our Hong Kong photo journal.  To view the entire photo journal, click on the link below.  To see a full size of one of these pictures, simply click the photo that you like.

If you have any questions, please contact us at BBrown@CWPGL.com. Thank you for viewing our photo journal.

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There is little remaining evidence in today’s modern Hong Kong of the older China of walled villages and ancient temples.  The first Europeans to sail into the area were the Portuguese navigators whose voyages paved the way for the foundation of Macau, Portugal’s 16th-century port on the Cantonese coast.  By the late 17th century the lure of a flourishing trade with the Orient had also attracted the British, whose East India Company maintained a lively commerce throughout the area.  However, when opium was introduced to the area’s commerce, Sino-British relations rapidly deteriorated.  The famous “Opium Wars” that followed were settled by the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842 which ceded Hong Kong to the British. Kowloon, the New Territories and adjacent islands were added later.  On July 1, 1997, the sovereignty of Hong Kong reverted to China.
Today Hong Kong is a modern city with offices, apartment blocks, and factories resting amidst the few remaining evidences of an older, more traditional China.  Yet for all its Western-style modernity, Hong Kong remains intrinsically a Chinese city-state.  It is bustling with world commerce, with hundreds of international banks, stock companies, and trading organizations.

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