The Olympic torch, carried by runner J.M. Park, crosses Victoria Harbour on a boat, in 1964. Photo: China Mail

When the Olympic torch came to Hong Kong in 1964

  • Hong Kong was one of 12 cities through which the flame passed on its way from Greece to Japan for the 1964 Games, which was the first time the event was held in Asia
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The Olympic torch, carried by runner J.M. Park, crosses Victoria Harbour on a boat, in 1964. Photo: China Mail
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Mothers exchange details of prospective partners for their unmarried children at a matchmakers’ meeting in Beijing’s Zhongshan Park. Photo: Miriam Clifford
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Arranged marriages in the 21st century: ‘dating agencies’ are the modern matchmakers

The practice might seem like a relic of the past, but it is still fairly common in many parts of the world, including Hong Kong and mainland China

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Mothers exchange details of prospective partners for their unmarried children at a matchmakers’ meeting in Beijing’s Zhongshan Park. Photo: Miriam Clifford
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