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By Patrick Yu Shuk-siu

This publication talks concerning the description of the original conditions less than which the writer, as a matriculation scholar, used to be provided a central authority scholarship to go into the collage of Hong Kong in 1938, and contains a correct separate account of 8 genuine complaints dealt with by way of the writer as Defence Counsel.

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Soon this became more clearly audible, after the Japanese had stormed and landed in the eastern end of the island. Ugly stories of Japanese atrocities began to filter through. Prisoners of war were murdered, and women raped. Hong Kong was valiantly defended by two British battalions, two Indian battalions, two Canadian battalions, as well as a brave contingent of local volunteers. They were however no match for the seasoned Imperial Japanese army who had had years of disciplined training and hard fighting in China.

Those gatherings took various forms including debates, speech competitions, musical performances, and intellectual discussions. The biggest and most popular social function was undoubtedly the annual ball sponsored by the students' union. This event was always staged at the Lok Yew Hall of the university main building, for which the best orchestral band in town and the most noteworthy food and beverage caterers would be hired. Admission tickets were costly, and dress for the occasion was invariably black tie.

This caused me immediately to feel more ashamed of than sorry for myself. As I made my way back to the examination hall after lunch, I was calmer, more relaxed and resigned, and ready to try my best all over again. In the afternoon, by sheer coincidence, there was an unexpected turn of events which changed the whole scene. In those days matriculation candidates in Wah Yan were daily given a totally free private study period of one hour each. In 1938, there was a Chinese teacher in Wah Yan who was a returned student from Paris, and more than proficient in French.

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