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By Cindy Yik-yi Chu (auth.)

This booklet examines chinese language Communist actions in Hong Kong from the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese warfare in 1937 to the handover in 1997. It finds a weird a part of chinese language Communist heritage, and lines six many years of magnificent united entrance among the chinese language Communists and the Hong Kong tycoons and upper-class enterprise elite.

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Moreover, the Communists did not offer concrete relief measures to improve the livelihood of workers. 69 4. The Counterforce: The Guomindang Presence in Hong Kong The Communists in Hong Kong not only dealt with the local British administration and later the Japanese occupation forces but also the Guomindang media and counter-united front efforts. Like the Communists, the Nationalists had a long history of activity in the territory. The most obvious form of the Guomindang presence was its newspapers, which received various kinds of patronage and operated under different persons.

19 At the end of the central government’s First Five-Year Plan in 1957, local Hong Kong Communists, who were increasingly familiar with the principles of the CCP, questioned whether they should continue to work hand in glove with the local capitalists while Beijing was eliminating private ownership in mainland China. Again, Zhou Enlai said that Hong Kong’s 46 CHINESE COMMUNISTS AND HONG KONG CAPITALISTS situation was different from that of Shanghai, for example, where the industrial and business communities followed CCP policies.

Acknowledgment: A part of this chapter is a revised and updated version of the author’s article: “Back to the Masses: The Historiography of Hong Kong’s Recent Political Developments and the Prospects of Future Scholarship,” American Journal of Chinese Studies 10, no. 1 (April 2003): 29–42. The author would like to thank American Journal of Chinese Studies for permission to publish this chapter. 2 The United Front Policy of the Chinese Communists in Hong Kong during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–1945 1.

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