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Return to the Kingdom of Bicycles
Planners designed ten thousand kilometers of bike track in China, as cycling makes a huge comeback THE BICYCLES ARE BACK. Cycling, for decades the dominant mode of transport in China, is becoming popular again, and the potential is immense. Shanghai, 1980s As recently as the 1990s, China was known as the Kingdom of Bicycles, with roads…
The garden-maker of Kowloon
Violent death arrived in Hong Kong on December 8, 1941. Japanese troops took just four days to chase most British forces out of Kowloon. But one old European horticulturalist, who lived in a house in Ho Man Tin, turned his home into a sanctuary for hundreds of westerners—and defended it with guns. Meno Monteir tells…