National Geographic : 1971 Oct
Asian city with the look of London: In Victoria (left), a girl dodges amid double-decker buses and noonday crowds to de liver hot lunches to office workers. Of the colony's four million residents, nearly 99 percent are Chinese. More than half are Hong Kong born. One of the last of Hong Kong's rickshas (right) hauls a housewife and her purchases. Author ities issue no new licenses - declaring the ricksha puller's job demeaning. Caught in a gale, a woman finds a collapsed umbrella better than none. Typhoons pass near Hong Kong from May to November, sometimes causing severe damage.