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May 20, Chas Bayfield rated it really liked it. Jessb rated it it was ok Jan 10, I am not trying to tarnish her faith, but this book was bad. 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.
As I mentioned earlier, the Chinese government had previously blocked attempts to demolish the Kowloon Walled City; however inwith the signing of the Sino British Joint Declaration which stated that Hong Kong would be returned to China inthe issues surrounding the status of the Kowloon Walled City changed.
Retrieved from ” cracl 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.
Nov 20, Elaine rated it it was ok. Open Preview See a Problem? The meeting provided a lot of information that I could not have found elsewhere. Neither could speak English so I dragged along a couple of my new friends to ask the questions. The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working with the poor and drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Dragon”.
Hackie describes some of the most incredible stories of people she helped through the Holy Spirit. The issue of jurisdiction was the underlying cause of all of the problems in the Walled City — mainly because the British mackie was unable to enforce Hong Kong law there since it was technically Chinese territory and the Chinese did not implement Chinese law either.
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Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painlessly are ministering to others. To ask other readers questions about Crack in the Wallccrack sign up. It was cramped, humid and dangerous waol a health and safety point of viewpoint with open sewage and electrical wires everywhere.
The book contains many many stories of people who have got over addiction and physical ailments through Jackie Pullinger’s work and through God. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I was having a perm when people were coming in jaxkie that they have surrounded the place. Lance Towers rated it liked it Aug 29, A key reason why the Walled City hhe not demolished until was that the clearance was a politically sensitive issue. So in terms of political consequences of the demolition, there were none at all; if anything, it could have improved relations between the two countries by promoting further cooperation.
It’s hard to believe any of them when they all read so formulaically. I was really interested in learning about Kowloon.
Stephen’s Society, which is involved in drug rehabilitation in Hong Kong and the Philipines. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
We could only move out and nothing could move in, not even mattresses. Book ratings by Goodreads. Susan rated it really liked it Feb 01, This book is written by a missionary and is about how heroin addicts were healed by God. As I read more of the book I discovered that the Walled City had been demolished in pulliinger but in some ways this just added allure. Product details Format Paperback puullinger Dimensions Lists with This Book. Retrieved August 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
There was also the frack present danger of people looking to either protect inn own rackets or territory and others looking to pounce on any opportunity to prey on the unwary or most unfortunate inhabitants of the Walled City. It was unlike anywhere I had seen before and quite different from other urban slums such as Dharavi in Mumbai — for starters it appeared to have grown upwards rather than outwards. 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.
In reality, this did not happen and China maintained jurisdiction of the area. Chris rated it it was ok Mar 21, At first she wanted to go to Africabut then she had a dream that impressed upon her the idea of going to Hong Kong.
Inshe started a charity called the St Stephen’s Society which provided rehabilitation homes for recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members. China no longer needed to maintain territory in Hong Kong and in fact it was in mutual interest of the British and Chinese to resolve the problems of the Kowloon Walled City once and for all. 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 the Walled City.