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138,629. Hong Kong: The BBC continued the fantasy of the special virtues of the Britain’s empire … ‘There’s a genuine fondness for Britain’s decent contribution here.’ (Power & Elite & Paranoia & Individual & Hong Kong & BBC & British Empire) Adam Curtis, Can’t Get You Out of My Head V: The Lordly Ones ***** BBC commentary handover ceremony
4,488. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. (Earth & Hong Kong) Supersized Earth I, BBC 2012
18,088. Hong Kong’s notorious gangstas - the Triads ... (Gangs: Hong Kong & Hong Kong) Scam City: Hong Kong s2e4
18,089. Everybody is fighting over the money including gangstas. (Gangs: Hong Kong & Hong Kong & Money) ibid.
18,090. But once you stop handing out the sweets she turns into an extortionist. (Gangs: Hong Kong & Hong Kong) ibid.
26,754. Hong Kong falls to Japan in just seventeen days. (World War II & Japan & Hong Kong) World War II: The Apocalypse: American Allies aka Apocalypse: The Second World War: World Ablaze
31,251. The story of how Hong Kong came to be British reflects the empire’s often ruthless pursuit of profit. (England & Great Britain & British Empire & Hong Kong) Jeremy Paxman, Empire IV: Making A Fortune, BBC 2012
61,524. Hong Kong created a quasi-Christian society of God-worshippers, that attracted the support of tens of millions of Chinese. (Civilisation & Work & Protestantism & Hong Kong & Christianity & China) Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? VI Work
76,257. China was an unknown forbidden. For four centuries her shores hadn't been touched by the West. (Hong Kong & Opium & China) Tai-Pan 1986 starring Bryan Brown & John Stanton & Joan Chen & Tim Guinee & Bill Leadbitter & Russell Wong & Katy Behean & Kyra Sedgwick & Janine Turner & Norman Turner & Norman Rodway et al, director Dayle Duke
76,258. The foreigners poison us with Opium. (Hong Kong & Opium & China) ibid. opening address
97,154. Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a group of Hong Kong publishers after a lawmaker said at least one of the men could have been abducted by Chinese authorities because of plans to publish a book on President Xi Jinping’s love-life.
Lee Bo became the fifth man working for the Mighty Current publishing house to have gone missing, it emerged on Friday, after four of his colleagues disappeared in October. Telegraph online article 4th January 2016 ‘Hong Kong Booksellers Disappear After Planning Book on Xi Jinping’s Love Life’
110,831. More than half of us now live in cities. And more of us are moving in. By 2050 two-thirds of the planet will be city-dwellers. We’re exploring four iconic cities in all four corners of the world. (Hong Kong & City) World’s Busiest Cities s1e1: Hong Kong, BBC 2017
110,832. Hong Kong: a city driven skywards by trade and money. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
110,833. Hong Kong harbour: one of the busiest ports in the world. More than 1,000 vessels pass through here each day. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
110,834. Nearly seven a half million people cram themselves into Hong Kong’s tiny geographic footprint. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
110,835. A cathedral of capitalism on communist shores. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
110,836. The most expensive real estate in the world. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
110,837. ‘Just this bed. There’s no kitchen.’ … About six foot of space lengthwise.’ (Hong Kong & City) ibid. tenant of corridor cupboard
110,838. People here are obsessed by luck and love to gamble. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
100,839. Metal and glass skyscrapers dominate the skyline. (Hong Kong & City) ibid.
127,743. Hong Kong: This is absolutely astonishing. I never thought we would see this. It’s sitting here doing nothing … People have put this in their recycling bins; they thought it was going to be recycled and yet it’s just stuck in this log-jam. (Recycling & Plastic & Hong Kong) Dirty Business: What Really Happens to Your Recycling, Sky News 2018
131,792. For five months huge protests have rocked Hong Kong. Hundreds of thousands of people taking on the authorities and the might of China. So why are they risking so much in an ever more violent battle. And how will this struggle end for ordinary Hong Kongers? (Hong Kong & Protest & Demonstration) Our World, Inside the Hong Kong Protests, BBC 2019
131,793. Since June hundreds of thousands of protesters have been out on thee streets in Hong Kong. The demonstrations were sparked by a proposed law change allowing the extradition of Hong Kongers to face trial on mainland China, but they morphed into a movement demanding democracy and an end to the steady erosion of rights. (Hong Kong & Protest & Demonstration) ibid.
131,794. Holly is one of many dedicated first aid volunteers. (Hong Kong & Protest & Demonstration) ibid.
136,723. Hong Kong 1939: one of the jewels of the British empire. Britain was still a global superpower controlling over 25% of the world. This empire was protected by the men and ships of the Royal Navy … Britain faced a powerful new rival in the Far East – Japan. In 1931 Japan had invaded China and began to carve out her own empire. The Japanese army made rapid advances … (World War II & Film & Hong Kong) Lost Films of WW2 II, BBC 2020