“Hong Kong flags” flutter from the laundry drying racks of a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong in 1986. Picture: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Hong Kong exported the Chinese laundry around the world

Cantonese speakers set up laundries throughout the global Chinese diaspora, giving opportunity to non-English speakers seeking new lives in new lands

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“Hong Kong flags” flutter from the laundry drying racks of a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong in 1986. Picture: SCMP
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