I went to the Hong Kong History Museum and was impressed. Not with the kids, who numbered several hundred, or so it seemed, but with the museum. Okay, the kids were cool, too. The museum gave me what I wanted, to understand the history of Hong Kong. It did that rather well. Maybe too well. You see, the history of Hong Kong started with the colonial period in British history and, in particular, the Opium Wars that Britain had with China. The Opium Wars didn’t appear to be a very complementary episode in British diplomacy and the whole presentation of the museum caused me to question the concept of colonialism in general. Who gave all those countries the right to jump off a boat onto someone else’s shores, plant a flag and lay a claim of sovereignty, anyway?