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The Six-Day War of 1899Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism$
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Patrick H. Hase

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098992

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001

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The Aftermath of the War

The Aftermath of the War

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(p.185) 8 The Aftermath of the War
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The Six-Day War of 1899
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Patrick H. Hase

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0009

As soon as the Six-Day War was over, the Governor Sir Henry Blake did what he could to get the whole episode forgotten. The Governor made it clear that he was going to withdraw half the British military from the New Territories immediately and most of the rest as soon as the Police could arrive there. James Stewart Lockhart wrote to the Governor, stating that the area should be kept under military control for longer. Blake's policy towards the New Territories quickly became settled Hong Kong Government policy towards the area. The Hong Kong Government quickly found that Blake's easy and amicable administration was very well received by the villagers: Lockhart's contention, that only a hard-line Chinese-style Confucian administration would be understood or respected was quickly found to be wrong. The War was thus to be forgotten, and does not seem to have affected local affairs or the views and culture of the local administration in any significant way.

Keywords:   Six-Day War, Sir Henry Blake, James Stewart Lockhart, British military, New Territories, Hong Kong Government, government policy

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