Rodent control officer Nancy Chan Nam-chun, at the Urban Services Department’s Pest Control Advisory Unit, in June 1977. Pictures: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Hong Kong deals with gutter rats, but not the utter rats running the city

The rodents flourished in pre-scientific times, when people didn’t know they spread disease, but for decades have been dealt with efficiently; what a paradox, then, that rats are left to run riot in the corridors of power

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Rodent control officer Nancy Chan Nam-chun, at the Urban Services Department’s Pest Control Advisory Unit, in June 1977. Pictures: SCMP
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