Comment: Coming on 2 centuries old. Even the Emperor of China gave up.

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Coming on 2 centuries old. Even the Emperor of China gave up.

      Hong Kong Shang Hai (Off-Shore Lar)

Emperor of China tried to stop their poppy trade & other nefarious acts. Ended up ceding Hong Kong Island on a 99 year lease. Told these pirates to get thee gone. Stay off the mainland.

Home Island Security came to be known as a British colony. Hong Kong Pirate Free Trade Port. Tribute paid to the Crown.

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