The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was founded in Hong Kong on March 3, 1865, and in Shanghai one month later. In 1980, HSBC acquired 51 per cent of Marine Midland Bank, buying the rest in 1987. HSBC Holdings was established in Britain in 1991 as the parent of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation ahead of its purchase of the UK-based Midland Bank and the impending 1997 transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from Britain to China. 

Rhino horns seized in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2013

Very proud of collective memories

I was born and bred in Hong Kong and, like most people living all over the world, I have great affection for my home, its people and culture.