“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Myth busting: Shenzhen’s sleazy past as short-lived gangster and gambling hub Shum Chun

Posted: January 18th, 2021 | No Comments »

Time to tackle that old trope of ‘Shenzhen as a former fishing village…’ So time to tell the story of Shumchun, a city of 300,000 that was known as the Monte Carlo of the East in the 1930s and was certainly something more than a ‘fishing village’. Here from the South China Morning Post Weekend Magazine….

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