The HMS Tamar (white vessel) anchored in Victoria Harbour in 1905. Its partial remains were discovered in 2014 – only the second shipwreck ever found in Hong Kong waters. Photo: SCMP

How China uses shipwrecks to weave a history of seaborne trade that backs up its construction of a new maritime Silk Road

Out of nowhere, China has become the Asian leader in marine archaeology, a quest that serves both a cultural and a political purpose; there’s no such impetus in Hong Kong, despite its own long maritime history

Topic |   Archaeology

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The HMS Tamar (white vessel) anchored in Victoria Harbour in 1905. Its partial remains were discovered in 2014 – only the second shipwreck ever found in Hong Kong waters. Photo: SCMP
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