Daily Archives: January 26, 2017


HKFP History: Happy Birthday Hong Kong – 176 years old today

It is an event that neither Hong Kong, China nor Britain are likely to be celebrating. Nevertheless, on this day – January 26 – in 1841, the British flag was first unfurled at Possession Point by Royal Navy sailors. At the time, Hong Kong was a sleepy backwater, though it would prove to be a handy trading outpost. […]