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Hong Kong And China

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the increase of trade between the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong over the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

The following figures provide the required information:

HK $ million
Hong Kong19651974
1. Imports from China2,3225,991
2. Hong Kong Domestic Exports to China1899
3. Hong Kong Re-exports to China54197

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many freight trains per annum come in and out of Hong Kong from mainland China.

2,015 freight trains, comprising 43,289 wagons, did so over the last 12 months.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many cargo ships come in and out of Hong Kong harbour from the People's Republic of China.

In the 12 months ending February 1975, 804 cargo ships arrived in Hong Kong from China and 616 left Hong Kong bound for China. These figures represent direct sailings. Some 15,000 small craft—junks and lighters—arrived from and departed for China during the same period.