Francis Hsu (second right), Hong Kong’s first Chinese bishop. Photo: SCMP

Remembering Hong Kong’s first Chinese bishop, Francis Hsu

  • The Oxford-educated Shanghai native put his consecration down to the Catholic Church’s rapid expansion in the colony
  • Hsu was ordained in Rome and was editor of a Chinese Catholic weekly in Hong Kong before being appointed auxiliary bishop
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Francis Hsu (second right), Hong Kong’s first Chinese bishop. Photo: SCMP
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Governor Edward Youde’s car cuts a ribbon to open the Sha Tin to Fanling section of the New Territories Trunk Road on September 24, 1985.

How New Territories network of highways changed the face of Hong Kong, and paved the way for new towns’ success

  • A ring of modern, often multi-lane roads formed the essential infrastructure for the territory’s new towns
  • When the Fanling to Sha Tin highway opened in September 1985, it halved the travel time between the two places
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Governor Edward Youde’s car cuts a ribbon to open the Sha Tin to Fanling section of the New Territories Trunk Road on September 24, 1985.
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