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By Pui Lee

ISBN-10: 9622097200

ISBN-13: 9789622097209

The evolution of Hong Kong, as a British colony and now a distinct Administrative area at China's door step, has continuously been inextricably intertwined with the placement in China. This dating is tested via quite a few views during this volume.

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I cannot but think the wishes of your Lordship would be more correctly interpreted by Governor Hennessy THE COMMON PEOPLE IN HONG KONG HISTORY 19 seeking, in preference, the counsel and assistance of the proper professional officers provided for the purpose by Her Majesty's government, and who by their experience and technical training are likely to be better acquainted with the principles of public hygiene than the Reverend Dr. 17 At the Colonial Office, patience was also beginning to run thin.

The Government could build these houses at a cost of $4,000 to $5,000 each, reckoning on a 5% or 6% return, each house could be let at $20 to $30 a month. Thus the middle class and the working class inhabitants in the Colony will be rescued from the hardship of paying high and excessive rent, and simultaneously the rent in the whole Colony will be restored to its normal condition .. 39 The same report also reaffirmed the need to provide for a European Reservation. "40 In the 1920s, political developments in China were fast creating the ideology of the working class, and the Housing Commission of 1923 had very much in mind the seamen's strike in 1922.

They have played prominent roles in Hong Kong's social development. The largest organized religion in Hong Kong today is the Catholic church, which has about a quarter of a million baptized members, accounting for 4 percent of Hong Kong's population. There is one diocese, divided into more than 60 parishes. The church is headed by a bishop, two auxiliary 40 BERNARD H. K. LUK bishops, more than 300 priests and 600 nuns. 2 Other Christian confessions include the Anglicans, the Baptists, the Church of Christ in China, the Lutherans and the Methodists.

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