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Merry Christmas!

Submitted by David on Sat, 12/24/2022 - 15:00

The newsletter emails are sent out at 1pm Hong Kong time, so when you receive this I hope to be sitting at the dinner table with friends and family, looking at a plate of turkey and roast vegetables, without a brussels sprout anywhere in the building.

Best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas,

David

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81 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:54

December, 1941.

81 years ago, tensions were high as war with Japan grew ever more likely. On December 8th, Hong Kong's fears were confirmed when Japanese planes attacked Kai Tak, and Japanese soldiers crossed the border into the New Territories. The fighting continued until the British surrendered on Christmas Day.