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Hong Kong's WatershedThe 1967 Riots$
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Gary Ka-wai Cheung

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622090897

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622090897.001.0001

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Prelude to the 1967 riots

Prelude to the 1967 riots

(p.9) 1 Prelude to the 1967 riots
Hong Kong's Watershed

Gary Ka-wai Cheung

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter begins by discussing a hunger strike, staged by a young man named So Sau-chung, for the purpose of encouraging the Star Ferry Concourse to withdraw its proposal to increase the fare of the ferry service between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. This was the first hunger strike in Hong Kong, where demonstrations rarely occurred before the early 1970s. Lo Kei and a few others joined the hunger strike. They did not expect that their actions would ignite a riot two days later. A local academic noted that between 1957 and 1966 there was little income redistribution in Hong Kong, and the newly created wealth was not dispersed throughout society but remained in the hands of factory owners. This chapter then examines the riots in Macau and the shock caused by the Cultural Revolution. Lastly, it evaluates the labour disputes prior to the 1967 riots.

Keywords:   hunger strike, So Sau-chung, Star Ferry Concourse, fare, Hong Kong, income distribution, Macau, Cultural Revolution, labour disputes, 1967 riots

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