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Title: Quick Tidings of Hong Kong
Author: Coates, Austin
Price: $71.50
Publisher: Oxford university Press
Date Published: 1990
Specifications: HC, 198pp, 6.5" x 9.5", 550g.
ISBN: 0195840240
Condition: Very good in dust jacket.
Copies in stock: 3
Category: Computers and Communications More books in this category
Company: PCCW More books about this company
Book type: Company History
Hindsight ID: 213
Quick Tidings of Hong Kong

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Notes: From Chapter 25 ... "The broker and dealer in international commodities had for years dreamed of having a 'book' which could go daily round the globe, keeping pace with the sun. With the round-the-world radio-cable telephone and fax, he attained it. To operate in this manner he needed for his business a place which was awake when he himself was asleep. Whether he was in North America or in Europe, the first place which came to mind for this purpose was Hongkong. Although he had probably never been there, he knew about it through the stir caused by the advent of Hongkong manufactures in Western markets." Coates's history of Hongkong Telecom is a history of the city itself: the birth of global communications, nation-shaping global trade and the founding of the colony all coincident in the Victorian age.

Keys: Hong Kong, Hongkong Telecom, Telecommunications, Hong Kong, Telephones, China, Asia, Canton, Cable & Wireless, Sir John Pender, James Harper Taggart, Stephen Grove

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