These are the info about HongKong and British (please read along the presentation):
The British empire spread from the whole of England and also Ireland in 1171.
The British empire wanted to colonize other countries because they want to spread their culture to other countries and also to take over the land to make the empire more stronger but the people who were colonized will have a stronger territory but the people will be weaker. They mostly want to spread there golds, christian, and send other people from other places so they can trade each other and the empire could use that particular stuff they trade. When other wants to colonize that place, the other empires will have a war.
Before European Nation arrived Hong Kong, Hong Kong was more than a rocky, sparsely inhabited island. It’s a product of western attempts to trade with China. Hong Kong was occupied by the British during the Opium War in the 1839-42. After China defeated the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).
The European arrived in Hong kong in 1841, the Britain took over control of the land around Hong Kong for the defense purposes, June 9 1898 the area north of the Kowloon peninsula up to the Sham Chun river and 233 islands was rented for Britain for 99 years.
The Chinese didn’t protest but Hong Kong people had protested there rule and laws. In 1839, after the Opium Wars for six weeks. Captain Charles Elliot (the British government) trade representative authorized the surrender of 20,283 chests of opium. Then the European country leave in July 1997 but the agreement signed in 1984.
The British traded with China, a Chinese Tea because the British was interested in the drinking leaf also the British was over joyed with this trade so the British told them about the religion called Christianity.