Colonial Hong Kong in the Eyes of Elsie Tu by Elsie Tu

By Elsie Tu

This is a e-book with robust messages for this present day. Mrs Tu's deep issues concerning the present foreign scene have the main rapid and noticeable topical relevance. yet there's an both robust lesson in her description of the corruption that was once so pervasive in Hong Kong and her battles opposed to it.

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I like to shop among hawkers, for example, in the two Li Yuen Streets in Central, where the stalls are set out in a fairly orderly manner, where most of the hawkers are licensed, and where goods are quite cheap. Stanley Market also provides an attraction for both local people and tourists. If, as has been suggested, it were replaced by a mall, I doubt if anyone would want to go there, especially to shop, because similar malls can be found all over town. I dislike shopping malls, which all look the same, where the service is less personal than with friendly hawkers, and where prices are much higher because of high rents and the need to employ assistants.

Time will tell whether the new system is successful. 4 -5 1_,fr> » Q „ <». I ^ Hawkers as Prey to Corruption I f it is true that the British are a nation of shopkeepers, it is equally true that until recently, Hong Kong was a city of hawkers. According to Hong Kong records in the early days after British colonial occupation, the new colonial masters encouraged Chinese workers to come from the mainland to Hong Kong to work on construction projects. Small businesses followed the workers and set up their hawker stalls to supply the daily needs of the workers.

Ng pushed this hawker to the ground and kicked him mercilessly, until the poor elderly man had to have treatment for broken ribs. I was invited by someone, I cannot remember who, to go to Kowloon City to listen to hawkers outside the market there, and hear how one of them had been badly injured by a policeman. The case was so bad that I decided that action against Ng was called for, but as I was not at the scene when the incident took place, I needed witnesses. Not one hawker was willing to come forward as a witness, although dozens had seen the kicking and were infuriated by the incident.

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