Dinghai harbour on Zhoushan Island, where British ships mounted their attack on the city during the first opium war in the 1840s. Photo: Stuart Heaver

Zhoushan, the Chinese island that was very nearly Hong Kong, hasn’t forgotten the opium war

Six months before the British flag was planted in Hong Kong during the first opium war, British forces took Zhoushan. While few in the West remember the details of that conflict in eastern China, Zhoushan hasn’t forgotten

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Dinghai harbour on Zhoushan Island, where British ships mounted their attack on the city during the first opium war in the 1840s. Photo: Stuart Heaver
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