England loses ownership?
So I keep hearing about how england lost ownership of some countries, or something... and seeing memes about it too. But I can't find an article on it anywhere. Is it even true? Can you post a link of it? Or if you know anything about it, like what countries and why that'd be great
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
The countries of the British Empire all gained Independence during the 20th Century This consisted of a third of the world.
Hong Kong was British owned until 15 years ago when the lease expired. Hong Kong was on a 100 year lease from China and when the lease expired China regained ownership.
On 1 July 1997 the transfer of sovereignty from United Kingdom to the PRC occurred, officially ending 156 years of British colonial rule. Hong Kong became China's first special administrative region, and Tung Chee Hwa took office as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong.