Royal Navy veteran John Fleming visits the graves of the victims of the Pearl River Incident, at the colonial cemetery in Happy Valley. Picture: Jonathan Wong

Deadly Chinese-British gunboat clash off Hong Kong in 1953 still a matter for dispute

Seven sailors died when a Chinese gunboat attacked a Royal Navy launch 65 years ago. The latter’s commanding officer was blamed – but was he a useful scapegoat?

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Royal Navy veteran John Fleming visits the graves of the victims of the Pearl River Incident, at the colonial cemetery in Happy Valley. Picture: Jonathan Wong
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