British officers including Cyril Wild (left, carrying the white flag) arrive to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on February 15, 1942.
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Spies of Stonecutters Island: the eccentric boffins who ran Hong Kong’s pre-war listening post

Japanese linguist Cyril Wild and Anglo-Irish poet and translator Arthur Cooper helped monitor signal traffic throughout the Pacific from Allied wireless facilities in Hong Kong and Singapore

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British officers including Cyril Wild (left, carrying the white flag) arrive to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on February 15, 1942.
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The waterfront near Canton Road. Hong Kong’s economy came to a standstill during the 1922 seamen’s strike. Photo: GIS
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

What Hong Kong leadership can learn from 1922 seamen’s strike

  • The draconian laws being mooted to deal with Hong Kong’s civil unrest were first enacted by a competent leadership – unlike that of today

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The waterfront near Canton Road. Hong Kong’s economy came to a standstill during the 1922 seamen’s strike. Photo: GIS
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