By the time I first visited the building in 2006, Chungking Mansions had evolved into something else entirely. Over the past 15 years, south China’s emergence as the world’s manufacturer of cheap goods, coupled with Hong Kong’s relaxed visa regulations, has turned Chungking Mansions into a central hub of what I call “low-end globalization.”
AAA member, Gordon Mathews shares his experience and research on Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong. This is an excerpt from his latest article in Foreign Policy. Read the entire article.
Read more about Chungking Mansions in Mathews’ article The Mall of the World.