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HONG KONG AND SOUTHERN CHINA – AMAZING DOCUMENTARY

Most of us Saigon Kids passed through Hong Kong at some point in our travels to and from Saigon.

I’m sure this documentary filmed, by my friend Rick, over several years starting around 1960 will bring back sweet memories for you.

Hong Kong, once a barren rock of an island on the South China coast, has become one of the great cities of the world.

Hong Kong Island was deeded to the British empire in 1898 on a ninety-nine year lease from China. This meant that in 1997 the worlds largest communist country came into possession of one of the worlds richest, most influential and supremely successful, international capitals of big business in the world.

All of this is in stark contrast to most of China where a 4,000 year old civilization exists and where the worlds largest human population lives.

The city of Guangzhou, in the Canton Provence has been a port of call for smugglers, pirates, traders and mandarins for centuries.

The towering, mist-shrouded, limestone peaks of Guilin to the north, have provided China’s artists with some of the world’s most spectacular, natural scenic beauty. In this area Rick was inspired to tell about the three great religions found in this ancient land.

Guityama Sedartha, The Buddha, established a faith about 2500 years ago of tolerance, peace the concept of karma, and a living connection with those loved ones who have died and gone on, beyond this life.

Confucius established more of a philosophy than a religion and the things that Confucius said are still considered critical to millions the world over.

Lao Tzu, the prophet of the Tao, taught that there is a balance, or a Yin and a Yang in all human life and this philosophy is expressed in Lao Tzu’s prayer in the Guilin river trip during this story of China.

Rick discovered, when he started working in Southeast Asia, that Hong Kong was the best port of entry into this part of the world, so he spent time here every time he came to produce his other four movies in countries around Southeast Asia.

Most of the people in these other countries have their roots in China, so this movie is about the origin of all civilization in Southeast Asia and you feel it when you’re there.

From the high peak of Victoria Peak, to Kaloon across Victoria Harbor, to Stanley Market where the best bargains in Asia can be found. And on mainland China, the city of Juangzhou and the spectacular river scenery in Guilin, known as the most beautiful place in China. All of this is presented in this documentary.


1 comment to HONG KONG AND SOUTHERN CHINA – AMAZING DOCUMENTARY

  • Sarah Rogers

    This is just fabulous for anyone (all of us) who have visited Hong Kong.
    This production is one and one half hour so sit down and enjoy.
    The Guillin section is also very interesting. A wonderful place to visit but already so different than when I was there in the ’80’s.

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