Canton-Hong Kong Strike - Strike


Guangdong called for a strike especially in Hong Kong where British imperialism was apparent. The Kuomintang leaders and Soviet advisors even considered attacking the International Settlement in Shamian. Anti-British pamphlets were passed around in HK. Rumors also spread that the Colonial government planned to poison the colony's water supplies. Guangdong offered free train passage to HK. In the first week or protest, more than 50,000 Chinese left HK. Food prices soared. The colony was a ghost town by July. By the end of July, some 250,000 Chinese left for Guangdong. The worse of the strike was over by 1926.

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