Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38 No. 22. September 11, 1975
During July an NZUSA delegation of 24 students left for a three week visit to the People's Republic of China. The delegation which included 11 from Victoria University visited the cities of Kwangchow. Shanghai. Tsinan, Peking and Hong Kong. During their stay they visited schools, universities, theatres, hospitals, communes, factories, housing areas and an army base as well as wandering the streets looking at Chinese life for themselves. These two articles are the second of a series.
Today, while China's 800 million people are fed clothed, housed, employed and are actively striving for complete equality, Hong Kong is a businessman's paradise at the expense of the poor and less powerful sections of the population.
We were taken round several residential areas by members of the Hong Kong Students' Association, visiting families and seeing the 'non-tourist' side of the city. Hong Kong's housing programme exists on many levels: though thousands of squatters still remain, thousands have been resettled over the last twenty years and thousands more live in transit areas, waiting for new accommodation.