Former British Crown subject Hong Kong became the original Manhattan of Asia.
Hong Kong is an amazing city, and although in 1997 the reassignment of China became history, people still fear serious changes.They believe that China will greatly influence the politics, economy and domestic lifestyle of Hong Kong, because for a long time it has been and remains the center of big business – the “navel” of the earth in the capitalist world.
If you want to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, visit the Historical Museum. When the British first noticed Victoria Peak in 1657, Hong Kong was a deserted place. Then it all started with the trade: the British exported tea, silk and porcelain in exchange for silver and opium. One hundred years later, the Great Chinese Empire was on the brink of disaster because of its attachment to opium. Two opium wars died down, of which the British fleet emerged victorious. In 1841, Hong Kong Island becomes English. Continue reading