Hong Kong is one of the most beautiful & wonderful places in the
world. You can live like a king and buy anything from French
perfume to Siamese & Ceylon diamonds. It is full of refugees
from Shanghai, most of whom are bloody britishers. Am flying
back 27/5/49 so don't worry about the Reds ---- Tot
begun in 1927. This Civil War was fought between forces loyal to the
Nationalists & forces loyal to the Communists & ended just after the
Shanghai Campaign with the Communist takeover of mainland China & the
Nationalists relocating to Taiwan.
Hong Kong was a British colony in 1949 &, as stated in the postcard, there
was a huge influx of refugees from Shanghai because of the Communist (the Reds) advancement. These refugees (& there were many, many
Chinese as well as Brits) bought their money & their assets with them as
well as cheap labour. This formed the basis of the economic boom in Hong
Kong in the years to come. Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997.
We all hope the peaceful demonstrations today do not attract violence &
that democracy is victorious.
From: Alan USA/WA