At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
How long did the British rule China?
— June 30, 1997: The British flag is lowered and the Hong Kong and Chinese flags raised at midnight to signal Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty after 156 years of British rule.
Did Britain ever rule China?
Although British imperialism never politically took hold in mainland China, as it did in India or Africa, its cultural and political legacy is still evident today. Honk Kong remains a significant center of global finance and its government still functioned in much of the same ways as it did under British colonialism.
Does China own Britain?
China now owns £143bn in UK assets, from nuclear power to pubs and schools | The Independent.
How long did British rule America?
British America comprised the colonial territories of the British Empire in the Americas from 1607 to 1783.
Was Australia under British rule?
The six colonies federated in 1901 and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed as a Dominion of the British Empire. … It fought with Britain and its allies again in World War II, protecting Britain’s Pacific colonies from Imperial Japan. Until 1949, Britain and Australia shared a common nationality code.