Located near the coastal line with sufficient water resources, Tsuen Wan gained popularity among mainland business owners in the mid-20th century, who established cotton mills and enamel factories in the region. Photo: Martin Chan

Mahjong parlours and ‘Fujian gangsters’: how the peaceful New Territories town of Tsuen Wan became a flashpoint in Hong Kong’s protests

  • The former industrial suburb was rocked by clashes between anti-government protesters and suspected triads on successive weekends
  • Outbreaks of violence and subsequent clashes with police have shocked locals, who believed town to be safe
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Located near the coastal line with sufficient water resources, Tsuen Wan gained popularity among mainland business owners in the mid-20th century, who established cotton mills and enamel factories in the region. Photo: Martin Chan
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