The first ferry from Hong Kong to Whampoa, Canton, on November 17, 1978. Pictures: SCMP

When Hong Kong-China ferries, halted by communist takeover, resumed sailing after 29-year break

  • The Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company beat Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho’s company to the contract for a ferry service to Guangzhou in 1978
  • The development was a signal of growing cooperation between the city and communist China
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The first ferry from Hong Kong to Whampoa, Canton, on November 17, 1978. Pictures: SCMP
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