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Remembering Kowloon Walled City

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 March, 2013, 3:31pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 6:15pm

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Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.

 

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