By Cindy Yik-yi Chu (auth.)
This e-book examines chinese language Communist actions in Hong Kong from the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese battle in 1937 to the handover in 1997. It unearths a unusual a part of chinese language Communist historical past, and strains six a long time of outstanding united entrance among the chinese language Communists and the Hong Kong tycoons and upper-class company elite.
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2. Writers and Journalists From 1939 to 1941, leftist writers and journalists arrived in Hong Kong after escaping from Chinese cities that had been invaded by the Japanese army. 48 The Association had been founded in Hankou by leftist writers UNITED FRONT POLICY OF THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS 31 in 1938, to coordinate anti-Japanese resistance among literary and cultural circles in Chinese cities. The Hong Kong branch had the same objective—to facilitate local support for the war effort in mainland China.
On the one hand, the British objected to the establishment of an office of the Beijing government in Hong Kong, to preclude the emergence of two centers of authority locally, the existing one being the colonial administration. 95 7. Conclusion During the Sino-Japanese War, the Chinese Communists took advantage of Hong Kong’s situation. They recognized the utility value of Hong Kong in securing material assistance and cultivating favorable foreign opinion. They tried to adapt to the local environment and establish their own stronghold in the territory.
When the guerillas established their liaison office in 1944, Huang served as a translator and worked closely with the Allies (the Americans and the British). In 1946, Huang received an invitation from the British Crown to represent the guerrillas, and to attend a parade celebrating war victories in London. 81 6. The Establishment of the Hong Kong Branch of the Xinhua News Agency in 1947 Before 1947, the Communists did not have a representative organization in Hong Kong. It was only in the midst of the Chinese Civil War (1945–1949) that the CCP Central Committee set up the Hong Kong Central Branch Bureau [Zhonggong zhongyang Xianggang fenju].