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1919-02-19 Chinese Club record of HKJC Chinese Membership disputes

Set up of another racecourse in Aberdeen is raised upon 1919-02-19 Chinese Club record of HKJC Chinese Membership disputes.
Some Chinese businessmen and some Eurasian compradores took drastic action. They proposed to form a Chinese Jockey Club and to buy a plot of land in Aberdeen to build a horse racing field.
The project was aborted because of the general strike in 1925.
In 1927, Governor Cameron (should be Clementi 金文泰) advised the Jockey Club to accept Chinese as members to ease the tense atmosphere between the Chinese and the Europeans.
Two Chinese compradores, Ho Kam-tong (何甘棠) and Yung Hing-lung (容顯龍) were admitted as the first Chinese members as a gesture of concession. Ho Kam-tong was among the cofounders of the Chinese Club.

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