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HST303 L15 HK

China, Japan & East Asia in World History - Lecture 15: Hong Kong

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When the British took over Hong Kong as a colony in the early 19th century, it was an island with only a few _____ on it. villages
Eventually the _____ _____, some small sections of the adjacent mainland, were added to Hong Kong in 1860 and 1898. New Territories
Soon after the British takeover, large numbers of Chinese people moved to Hong Kong in search of _____ opportunities. economic
Hong Kong had a great natural harbor and was located across from Portuguese-held Macao, which provided further _____ opportunities. trading
Until WWII, Hong Kong was never as important as Shanghai, which was the great _____ _____ of the region. treaty port
After the communist takeover of China, _____ lost all of its importance and fell into decay. Shanghai
After the communist takeover of China, most inhabitants who had the opportunity fled, some to New York and Taiwan, but most to _____ _____. Hong Kong
About __% of the population of modern-day Hong Kong is ethnic Chinese. 95
The city still thrives on immigrants, many of whom brought _____ skills or money with them, and all wanted to succeed in Hong Kong’s thriving economy. business
British Hong Kong became the largest source of direct foreign investment in China after the PRC had decided to implement _____-_____ _____ to improve their economic standings and standards of living. market-based reforms
After Mao’s death, Hong Kong also became the main portal through which the outside world got _____ involved in China. economically
Most factory workers from Hong Kong actually worked in the _____. The adjacent Guangdong province had essentially become an extension of Hong Kong. PRC
After the city was ceded to China in 1997, its territories were declared a _____ _____ _____ (SAR) of the PRC. Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong retained lots of its autonomy and remains an important economic center. It also maintains its own _____ system and still has one of the world’s highest per-capita incomes. monetary
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