The Canton-Hongkong train at Hung Hom station during a trial run on 16 March 16, 1979. Picture: SCMP

When Guangzhou-Hong Kong through trains resumed service after a 30-year gap

  • The direct service between Canton and Kowloon was halted first during the Sino-Japanese war and later after the communist takeover of China
  • The through-train service restarted in 1979, making Hong Kong the ‘main gateway for foreign tourists to China’
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The Canton-Hongkong train at Hung Hom station during a trial run on 16 March 16, 1979. Picture: SCMP
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Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP

Mental health in Hong Kong: why opening of Castle Peak psychiatric hospital was seen as big step

  • The 1,000-bed mental health facility was inaugurated in 1961 by governor Sir Robert Black
  • In a speech, he said that a growing understanding of the mind ‘has blown away much of the mist enveloping this illness’
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Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP
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