9 episodes

Introduction
The previous series of The History of Hong Kong was produced in the form of documentary. Oral histories coupled with computer image processing have made our history come alive in front of our viewers. Not only did it summon up the public’s collective memories of Hong Kong, but it also enhanced our young generation’s sense of belonging to Hong Kong.

The series will follow the previous two and continue to be centred around the major historical events of Hong Kong to showcase the past and present of Hong Kong. This series will also show how Hong Kong’s role today has changed through the evolution of history, and how the events have brought about the appearance of today’s Hong Kong.

This series will introduce the establishment of the medical system in Hong Kong; the development of the maritime industry in the early days of Hong Kong; the battle of Hong Kong; the press in early Hong Kong; the founding of the judicial system in Hong Kong; the rise of Chinese merchants and the development of new towns; the public housing policy and the development of transportation. We will also explore more historical events and people and we hope that the three series can reveal a more complete history of Hong Kong, so as to let our viewers know more about the history of Hong Kong.

The History of Hong Kong III RTHK

    • Society & Culture

Introduction
The previous series of The History of Hong Kong was produced in the form of documentary. Oral histories coupled with computer image processing have made our history come alive in front of our viewers. Not only did it summon up the public’s collective memories of Hong Kong, but it also enhanced our young generation’s sense of belonging to Hong Kong.

The series will follow the previous two and continue to be centred around the major historical events of Hong Kong to showcase the past and present of Hong Kong. This series will also show how Hong Kong’s role today has changed through the evolution of history, and how the events have brought about the appearance of today’s Hong Kong.

This series will introduce the establishment of the medical system in Hong Kong; the development of the maritime industry in the early days of Hong Kong; the battle of Hong Kong; the press in early Hong Kong; the founding of the judicial system in Hong Kong; the rise of Chinese merchants and the development of new towns; the public housing policy and the development of transportation. We will also explore more historical events and people and we hope that the three series can reveal a more complete history of Hong Kong, so as to let our viewers know more about the history of Hong Kong.

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    Chinese Merchants and Town Building in HK

    Chinese Merchants and Town Building in HK

    Hong Kong has gone through reclamations for 170 odd years. Since the establishment of the City of Victoria in early Hong Kong, Chinese merchants have been playing an important contributive role in land and new city development.

    In May 1841, the Briti...

    • 21 min
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    Development of Public Housing in Hong Kong

    Development of Public Housing in Hong Kong

    In 1953, the most destructive fire in the history of Hong Kong hit the squatter area in Shek Kip Mei and left nearly 50 000 homeless. Subsequently, the Government built a large number of temporary accommodations for the victims. Many people think tha...

    • 21 min
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    Evolution of Modes of Transport

    Evolution of Modes of Transport

    Urban development leads to transport innovation, and transport improvement in turn accelerates urban expansion. There is a strong tie between a city and its transport. In just more than a century, Hong Kong has quickly transformed itself from a small...

    • 21 min
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    The Foundation for the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

    The Foundation for the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

    The rule of law is one of the most important cornerstones of Hong Kong. But by whom and when was it put into the social system in Hong Kong?

    It probably began when the British people occupied the Hong Kong Island.

    Not long after the British people l...

    • 21 min
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    Hong Kong's Maritime Industry and the World

    Hong Kong's Maritime Industry and the World

    In Hong Kong, vessels come and go. In the past hundred years or so, Hong Kong has put on a million faces, having evolved from a small fishing village into a prosperous entrepot, and then into the current state as a global financial centre. Throughout...

    • 21 min
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    Press Industry in Hong Kong

    Press Industry in Hong Kong

    The History of Hong Kong III-
    Ep4 # Press Industry in Hong Kong

    Because of her peculiar political environment, Hong Kong enjoys the freedom of speech and press (very much owing itself to the West) as well as the close ties with China. Moreover, s...

    • 21 min

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