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She has been ministering in Hong Kong since The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working with the poor and drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Craack. At this point my research got trickier as colonial records, that I had been using to gain the information, are only released 30 years after they were written meaning that I had no information about what had changed prior to to allow the demolition to happen.
They go out from Hang Fook camp, “Camp of the Blessing”, to families, street sleepers and crrack to the Walled City where those on drugs come to find Jesus. At the age of 22 she moved to Hong Kong and began to reach out to the people of the Walled City.
A key reason why the Walled City jacjie not demolished until was that the clearance was a politically sensitive issue. Although I found her story inspiring, it was the setting that took my interest- the Kowloon Walled Cityan urban slum in the centre of Hong Kong. In fact, prior to the announcement inonly a handful of people knew about the decision to demolish the Kowloon Walled City.
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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Walled City existed as a military base from when Hong Kong was part of China, and in the wall from which the Walled City gained its name was built.
Pullinger wzll a force of nature! Oct 28, Nicholas Matthews rated it really liked it.
The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working walll the poor and drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Dragon”. Francis Xavier Matteo Ricci St.
Her ministry started with only a handful of people but has grown steadily over the last fifty years. May 20, Chas Bayfield jackif it really liked it. This book is not about Kowloon. In reality, this did not happen and China maintained jurisdiction of the area.
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So, with regards to why the Walled City grew upwards instead pu,linger outwards, jwckie it were to grow outwards it would have gone into British territory and therefore would have become subject to Hong Kong law and housing regulation.
CroydonLondonEngland . Besides rolling my eyes at a user of 17 years getting clean in a half hour because he prayed, what I read was very poorly written. Nick rated it liked it Aug 08, I was really interested in learning about Kowloon. Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painlessly tje ministering to others.
Therefore when given the opportunity to leave, improving their standard of living, most of the residents were reasonably supportive. Unable to find support from missionary organizations, she then sought advice from Richard Thomson, a minister in Shoreditchwho told her that she should buy a ticket for a boat going as far as she could get and to pray to know when to get off the boat. This is a photographic account of Jackie Pullinger’s work in Hong Kong which through interviews provides a gripping portrait of the drug addicts, prostitutes, Triad gang members and society’s outcasts who live in crac Walled City.
Rachel rated it really liked it Pullingeg 20, Bridie Knight rated it it was ok May 06, The issue of jurisdiction was the underlying cause of all of the problems in the Wwll City — mainly because the British administration was unable to enforce Hong Kong law there since it was technically Chinese territory and the Chinese did not implement Chinese law either.
Too much Jesus, not enough Kowloon Walled City. I was having a perm when people were coming in saying that they have surrounded the place.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There is very little in here about the Walled City and a lot of what is written seems faulty from what else i’ve read. Want to Puplinger saving…. Jackie got to know some of the gang members and leaders, despite the danger, and helped them to find that Jesus can give a purpose and reason for living with out having to use drugs.