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July 26, 2018

Everyday Life of Hong Kong in 1978 Through an American Traveler's Lens

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in South China. It is the fourth-most densely populated region in the world.

Hong Kong in the 1970s underwent many changes that shaped its future, led for most of the decade by its longest-serving and reform-minded Governor, Murray MacLehose. Economically, it reinvented itself from a manufacturing base into a financial centre.

These color snapshots from David G. that documented everyday life of Hong Kong in 1978. “Although I was most excited during these trips to see the long-hidden Guangzhou, it turned out that Hong Kong was plenty interesting in and of itself.”



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