Hong Kong Policeman

Law, life and death on the streets of Hong Kong. An English police inspector tells it as it was. By Chris Emmett

Hong Kong in 1970 was the fastest expanding city in the world, a city that lived on three levels - the expatriates, nearly always British who lived in almost complete isolation; the vast mass of Chinese residents struggling to get by and improve their lot; and finally the criminal and corrupt underside which not only fought among itself but also affected the life of everyone else in the Crown Colony through fear and corruption. Fighting to hold this in check – and by and large succeeding – were the Hong Kong police force. At the officer level, many were British.

It's A Rough Game But Good Sport

The life, times and personalities of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. By Simon Drakeford

The Treaty Port of Shanghai was established in 1843. As the ‘Model Settlement’ grew, thoughts inevitably turned to recreation. A race course was built almost immediately, cricket was first played in Shanghai in 1854, a rowing club was founded in 1867 and in the same year the first Shanghai Football Club took to the field, playing a variant of the game that was more like ‘rugby’ than ‘soccer’, but was a hybrid of both.

Shanghai’s Art Deco Master

Paul Veysseyre’s Architecture in the French Concession. By Spencer Dodington & Charles Lagrange
Old Shanghai’s architecture is world famous, particularly for the many Art Deco buildings designed and erected during its golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, before the Japanese invaded and the world changed. Many of the Art Deco gems in Shanghai were designed by the French architect Paul Veysseyre, the focus of this book. Co-author Spencer Dodington has lived in and renovated many of Shanghai’s Art Deco masterpieces while Charles Lagrange has chronicled the history of Shanghai’s French Concession in numerous articles.
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