Chung Ying Street straddled the boundary between China and British Hong Kong in the colonial era, and was the only part of Hong Kong that people from China could visit as individuals. Photo: Tom Tsang

Hong Kong’s Chung Ying Street, den of smugglers and thieves: the story behind its name

For a long time ‘China England Street’, which runs along the boundary between Hong Kong and China, was the only part of the city individual Chinese could visit, and shops did a roaring trade

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Chung Ying Street straddled the boundary between China and British Hong Kong in the colonial era, and was the only part of Hong Kong that people from China could visit as individuals. Photo: Tom Tsang
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