Tim I. Gurung served in Hong Kong’s Gurkha regiment, a specialist unit entrusted with border patrol and defence of the city during the colonial-era. He spoke to SCMP at the old training barracks for the Gurkhas, which are now taken over by the PLA.
In 1994, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), allowed the Bank of China to issue notes. Tang Xinyu, a banknote designer, reflects on the issue of Hong Kong banknotes by the Bank of China.
Gurdev Singh served as a civil servant during Hong Kong’s colonial-era as well as in its post-handover years. He spoke to SCMP about how Hong Kong’s Sikh community was affected by the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty.
Chief executive-elect Carrie Lam has settled for a safe slate of mostly incumbents and promotees from within the current administration.
The team will assume office on July 1.
(Photo: SCMP’s Sam Tsang)