Refugees in Hong Kong

In the 1940s, 50s and 60s, hundreds of thousands of people fled war, famine and social upheaval in mainland China, ending up in ramshackle settlements on the hillsides of Hong Kong. Some photos from a 1962 issue of LIFE magazine—now available online thanks to Google—capture the experience of those migrants. Looking at these images, it’s […]

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Stranded in Hong Kong

Refugees on a Sham Shui Po rooftop. Photo from Our Life in West Kowloon, a book published by the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group In the past, Roy Chipowoaminga walked the streets of Hong Kong as a tourist. In August, he was sleeping on them. Penniless and far from home, he found […]

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