National Geographic : 1940 Apr
Photograph byEwing Galloway ENGLAND'S EAST INDIA COMPANY, 100 YEARS AGO, CHOSE HONG KONG AS A BASE FORITS GROWING CHINA TRADE This view is from atop Hong Kong's Peak (opposite page). Most of the foreign business section of Victoria is seen alongthe water front atthefoot oftheslopes. Beyond is Kowloon, where liners dock. Seaplanes from America land in the small bay in the background; adjacent is KaiTak Airport, where land planes come torest.