Restricted Area between Hong Kong and China

During the 1950s there were strict border controls between Hong Kong and China, and there was a deep restricted area along the border.

At the time, Hong Kong was a bastion of British imperial power in the region, with a garrison of about 10,000 troops stationed at Hong Kong. When this photograph was taken the Korean war had not long ended and British-Chinese relations were coloured by mutual mistrust.
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