After a bit of a break we pick up after the the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. The 1950′s was a stressful time for Hong Kong with Britain managing a diplomatic balancing act trying to be a good neighbor to the new PRC and to their closest ally, the USA. Thanks to the exodus of Chinese industrialists, from Shanghai mostly, Hong Kong will usher in a manufacturing boom that will transform the economy and the territory’s place in the world.
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Xiao Shanghai 小上海 Little Shanghai, an area in North Point where many Shanghainese lived.
Pibao Gongsi 皮包公司 A “purse company” meaning a small little mom & pop company.
Shek Kip Mei 石硤尾 District in Kowloon, site of the Dec 25, 1953 fire
Guan Jiaqian 关家蒨 Nancy Kwan, see photo to the left
So Sau Chung 蘇守忠 The Hongkonger who played the key role in launching the 1966 Protests.
Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀 The main tourist district at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula
Jordan 佐敦 Area north of Tsim Sha Tsui
Yau Ma Tei 油麻地 Area north of Jordan
Mong Kok Area north of Yau Ma Tei