A hawker carries brooms and other products in Hong Kong, in 1985. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

When poultry feathers and pig bristles were big business in Hong Kong

  • A 1950 UN embargo on Chinese trade put Hong Kong at the peak of the avian and swine product markets
  • Stringent requirements were placed on a product’s origins in an attempt to prove that China would not benefit from any sales
A hawker carries brooms and other products in Hong Kong, in 1985. Photo: SCMP
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