Cool Hong Kong Chinese Trading China Company images

A few nice hong kong trading company images I found:

Premier Participates In Future of Energy Panel At World Economic Forum

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Premier Christy Clark participated at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions today and joined in a wide-ranging discussion with experts and executives from some of the world’s leading energy companies.

Learn more: www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/09/premier-participates-in-fu…

Premier Participates In Future of Energy Panel At World Economic Forum

Image by BC Gov Photos
Premier Christy Clark participated at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions today and joined in a wide-ranging discussion with experts and executives from some of the world’s leading energy companies.

Learn more: www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/09/premier-participates-in-fu…

The Plaque of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

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After the British established Hong Kong as a colony in the aftermath of the Opium Wars, local merchants felt the need for a bank to finance the growing China trade between China and Europe (with China traded products including opium). They established the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (traditional Chinese: 香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司) in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865.

The founder, a Scotsman named Thomas Sutherland, wanted a bank operating on "sound Scottish banking principles." Still, the original location of the bank was considered crucial and the founders chose Wardley House in Hong Kong since the construction was based on some of the best feng shui in Colonial Hong Kong.

After raising a capital stock of HKD million, the "Hongkong and Shanghai Banking China Company Limited" opened its doors on 3 March 1865. It opened a branch in Shanghai during April of that year, and started issuing locally-denominated banknotes in both the Crown Colony and Shanghai soon afterwards. The bank was incorporated in Hong Kong by special dispensation from the British Treasury in 1866, and under the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Ordinance 1866, a new branch in Japan was also established. The bank handled the first public loan in China in 1874, thereafter issuing most public loans. (Source: Wikipedia)

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