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The Earliest History of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong: From 1920 to 1926

Christine Loh

in Underground Front

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028948
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207653 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0016
The Earliest History of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong: From 1920 to 1926

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This chapter provides a discussion on the earliest history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Hong Kong 1920–1926. The story of the CCP in Hong Kong may be said to begin with three men who started the irregular Zhenshanmei Magazine in 1920. The earliest days of the CCP presence in Hong Kong was a part of the story of the party getting established and surviving as a political organisation. It is stated that Hong Kong was in fact an inspiration for the emergent socialist movement on the Mainland. The first major labour event—the Seamen's Strike of 1922—in Hong Kong is described. It then turns to Guangzhou-Hong Kong Strike-Boycott 1925–1926.

Keywords: Chinese Communist Party; Hong Kong; history; political organisation; Seamen's Strike of 1922; Guangzhou-Hong Kong Strike-Boycott; labour

Chapter.  5726 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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