1941 Jan 01
Cheung Chau Residents Association,1941
Cheung Chau Residents Association is a relic from Second World War set up by Japanese army in the name of Greater East Asia Prosperity Circle.
Then Colonial Government in 1950′s stopped recognising this organisation due to big chaos in election of its official, according to Austin Coates, Assistant District Officer of New Territories South at the time.
Rivalry within Cheung Chau Residents Association caused the administration unable to transfer fund raised by leasing from Wong Wai Tsak Tong property for its operation, to proposed Cheung Chau Rural Committee, recorded by James Hayes, Assistant District Officer of New Territories South in 1960.
Worse still, James Hayes remarked, Cheung Chau Residents Association remained in control of management for Fong Pin Hospital, and transferred the dragon boat shed next to Pak Tei Temple to Dragon Boat Association.
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Cheung Chau Rural Committee ,1960
1960 Jan 01
Cheung Chau Rural Committee 1960
Austin Coates , Assistant District Officer of New Territories South of Colonial Government of Hong Kong recorded in 1950’s that then Government recognised Cheung Chau Residents Association as the only official organisation to represent Cheung Chau interest.
Cheung Chau Residents Association is the relic from Second World War set up by Japanese Army in the name of Greater East Asia Prosperity Circle.
For the sake of smooth administration of Cheung Chau after the war, British military allowed it unchanged and keep its organisation as well as its name.
Up until early 1950’s, Government stopped recognising this organisation and cut off communication with it after a big chaos in election of its official.
Then Colonial Government was planning to set up a new official body called Cheung Chau Rural Committee, and to transfer the fund raised by leasing from Wong Wai Tsak Tong’s properties for its operation to be managed by Cheung Chau Rural Committee.
The Government, however, took quite a few years till 1960 to complete the setting up of Cheung Chau Rural Committee.
In between, Cheung Chau Chamber of Commerce took over the job of liaison with Government.
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