Hong Kong criminal Yip Kai-foon escaped from a hospital in 1989 while serving an 18-year prison term and was involved in a series of violent jewellery shop robberies with AK-47 assault rifles in Kwun Tong and Sham Shui Po in 1991 and 1992. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong Hello Kitty Murder: meth paranoia or product of a violent decade and the films it spawned?

  • Twenty years after abhorrent killing that capped the violent 1990s, we look at whether the rash of gang crime that preceded it was a factor in the murder
  • From Big Spender to Broken Tooth to Yip Kai-foon, triads waged gang warfare, staged armed robberies and kidnapped billionaires for ransom in Hong Kong and Macau
Topic |   Crime

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Hong Kong criminal Yip Kai-foon escaped from a hospital in 1989 while serving an 18-year prison term and was involved in a series of violent jewellery shop robberies with AK-47 assault rifles in Kwun Tong and Sham Shui Po in 1991 and 1992. Photo: SCMP
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