Hong Kong is many things today
- global city, international financial centre, former British colony, southern Chinese city, a society with a distinctive local culture and identity, and so on.
Each highlights a specific dimension of the city.
When Hong Kong was exhibited in Britain a century ago,
what dimensions were emphasised?
In 1924 and 1925, the British Empire Exhibition was held in London to promote cooperation within the British Empire.
Hong Kong took part, with its own exhibition area - the Hong Kong Section - which was the largest comprehensive showcase of Hong Kong to take place in Britain during the colonial era.