In 1839, Britain invaded China to break opposition to its participation in the country`s economic and political affairs, and one of the main objectives of the British War was the occupation of Hong Kong Island, populated on the coasts of southeastern China. The new British colony (Hong Kong Island) prospered by becoming a trading center between East and West and the commercial gateway and distribution center for southern China, and in 1898, Britain secured another 99 years of rule over Hong Kong under the Second Beijing Convention. If, after 15 May 1923, amounts have been recovered for financial years prior to the financial year 1922-1923, the amount shall be reimbursed to the persons concerned as soon as the contract enters into force. The following categories of contracts concluded before the date referred to in Article 82 between persons who have subsequently become enemies within the meaning of the definition are that the Article remains in force subject to the provisions of the Treaties and the provisions of this Treaty. Pensions for the distribution of loans of the Ottoman sovereign debt (as defined in Part A of the table annexed to this section) due by the States to which, after the Balkan wars, an area was separated from the Ottoman Empire, shall be paid from the entry into force of the treaties by which the respective territories were transferred to those States. In the case of the islands referred to in Article 12. the pension shall be payable from 1 to 14 November 1913 and, in the case of the islands referred to in Article 15, from 17 October 1912. . .