Meeting chaired by Geoffrey Catchpole
BRLSI Member & Secretary to the Board of Trustees
12 November 2004.
In 1843 Hong Kong was acquired by treaty with Britain. In 1843 Kowloon, with its nine hills symbolised as humps of a dragon, was also acquired. Since the Second World War, its future has been tied to that of China- the ‘Mainland’- but although now that cannot be known, it looks promising. The speaker would first look at conditions needed for prosperity, then at developments and finally at the challenges now to be faced.