- Oct 2010
Oh, that I can tell you all about. The Chinese told the British to take care of that before the takeover. The people living in the Walled City had no legal deeds to their apartments, but the government still offered them compensation to move out. Believe it or not, many were very reluctant, to the point of threatening officers that visited them. Nevertheless, the Walled City had to come down, so they slowly paid people off and sealed their flats. The factories there were the hardest to get rid of because they were making all sorts of money by employing illegal workers and paying no taxes. As the people moved out, the police started going there more and more, making the gangsters move away. Some of the gangsters set up shop in and around a few areas of the city. Walking through places like Mong Kok in Hong Kong, you can see all sorts of brothels, stores that clearly don't sell much but never close, and guys sitting on corners all day long. I personally know a few people who lived in the Walled City. They told me it wasn't so bad. They got enough money to buy apartments elsewhere when they moved out, and the city built a nice park there.A more intresting story would be how Hong Kong was able to fix the problem of Kowloon Walled City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a absolute hive of scum and villainy, a bit like Mos Eisly space port.