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  1. 1. What if Britain Had Never Came To Hong Kong By Lucas Chalk
  2. 2. The Opium War The opium wars were two trading wars in the mid-19th century in which Western nations gained commercial privileges in China. The first Opium War (1839–42) was between China and Britain, and the second Opium War (1856–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China. The Opium Wars arose from China’s attempts to suppress the opium trade. British traders had been illegally exporting opium to China, and the resulting widespread addiction was causing serious social and economic disruption in the country. In 1839 the Chinese government confiscated all opium warehoused in Canton.
  3. 3. About Opium <ul><li>Opium is a highly addictive drug, which makes you feel happier. </li></ul><ul><li>In China use of the drug began in the fifteenth century but it was very rare and very expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>Opium trade became more regular by the seventeenth century, when it was mixed with tobacco for smoking. </li></ul><ul><li>Opium was banned in China in 1729 because so many people were addicted. </li></ul><ul><li>But British sailors were still bribing the officials to smuggle Opium into Hong Kong. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Hong Kong became British <ul><li>Hong Kong was part of the Chinese empire before the British took over after the Opium Wars. </li></ul><ul><li>The wars started because the Chinese were not wanting to allow their ports to trade in opium grown in British-controlled India. </li></ul><ul><li>The British used force on two occasions in the late 1830s and late 1850s to stop the ban on Opium trade. </li></ul><ul><li>When peace terms were drawn up in 1841 in the Treaty of Nanking( which ended the First Opium War) the Emperor of China agreed that Hong Kong Island should be given to Britain. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What did the British introduce to Hong Kong? <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>British Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping and Trade </li></ul><ul><li>International Financial Centre </li></ul><ul><li>International Companies </li></ul><ul><li>The Flag </li></ul>
  6. 6. Language <ul><li>The British renamed roads and landmarks after places and famous people in Britain </li></ul>
  7. 7. British Sports <ul><li>The British brought a lot of sports but the main ones were Cricket, Rugby, Football and Golf. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shipping and Trade <ul><li>Hong Kong is the biggest shipping and Trade port in the world </li></ul>
  9. 9. International Financial Centre <ul><li>Hong Kong has its place in the worlds stock market with the Hang Seng Index </li></ul>
  10. 10. International Companies <ul><li>The British encouraged lots of International Companies to come to Hong Kong </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Flag <ul><li>Since Hong Kong was a British colony it had the Union Jack. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Yes No </li></ul>Did You Like It