The Economics of the Tricycle Industry in Hong Kong – Part Two

Fung Chi Ming: Right after the British re-occupation of Hong Kong, an interim military administration was set up as a provisional authority until the civil administration took over on 1 May 1946. The Hong Kong Government Gazette dated 29 August 1946 announced that “public passenger tricycles”, as they were called, would have to register and be licensed. A schedule of […]

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Brief Recollections of the HKTDC in its early days

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC; Chinese: 香港貿易發展局) is a statutory body established in October 1966 as the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service providers. The organisation currently has more than 40 offices around the world, including 11 on the Chinese mainland.   Neil Morris joined the HKTDC in October 1968 after two years as an admin officer in the Secretariat Finance […]

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The Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co., Ltd

Amelia Allsop: The Hong Kong Heritage Project (HKHP) Archive was established with the mission to collect, interpret and make accessible the historic records of the Kadoorie family and their business and charitable endeavours. The HKHP Archive has been accessible to the public since 2009 and holds an extensive collection of historic records and photographs. Amongst this collection are papers relating to […]

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Ping Shan – proposed airport for Hong Kong

By IDJ  When Hong Kong was liberated in September 1945, one of the military groups diverted to assist restoring the city’s electricity, gas and water utilities and railway was the Royal Air Force’s No. 5358 Airfield Construction Wing that was part of Shield Force. This fleet of Royal Navy Cruisers and Aircraft Carriers plus their support ships were transporting 3000 […]

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INDHHK Group in the news!

The Industrial History of HK Group has been featured in HK’s mainstream media twice over the past week. First, Annemarie Evans interviewed Hugh Farmer for RTHK’s  Hong Kong Heritage programme.  You can visit by  RTHK website page for the interview here and or go directly to listen to the interview here. Then on January 15th the SCMP featured an interview with Hugh […]

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Newsletter 9, 9th November 2013

Industrial History of Hong Kong Group Newsletter  No.9 In this Issue : Ping Shan –proposed airport for Hong Kong  – IDJ The Economics of the Tricycle Industry in Hong Kong – Fung Chi Ming Shanghai spinners. Pioneers of Hong Kong’s industrialization, 1947-1955  – Carles Brasó Broggi The Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co., Ltd – Amelia Allsop Some useful sources, including the […]

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